The Annunciation

Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian, Correggio, active by 1514–died 1534 Correggio)

ca. 1522–25
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray-brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, squared in red chalk, on paper tinted with reddish wash
3-3/4 x 6-3/4 in. (9.5 x 17.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Malcolm Cooper Hewitt Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and ink on Pembroke mount (now lost) .... from vol 2: nd . No II (indicating the drawing's place in the Pembroke albums).

  • Provenance

    Earls of Pembroke (British, Wilton House, near Salisbury, Wiltshire); Sotheby's, London, July 5–6, 9–10, 1917, no. 465

  • References

    Charlotte Heaton-Sessions "Drawings Attrbuted to Correggio in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Art Bulletin. vol. 36, September 1954, fig. no. 1, p. 224, ill.

    Denys Sutton "Robert Langton Douglas, Part III, Agent for the Metropolitan Museum." Apollo. ., London, June 1979, fig. no. 16, p. 433, ill.

    Sandford Arthur Strong Reproductions in Facsimile of Drawings by Old Masters in the Collection of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery at Wilton House. London, 1900, Part 3, no. 25, repr., ill.

    Thomas Sturge Moore Correggio. London, 1906, pp. 121, 242, 26, ill.

    Bryson Burroughs "Drawings from the Pembroke Collection." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, no. 6, New York, June 1919, pp. 136 - 140.

    Corrado Ricci Correggio. London and New York, 1930, fig. no. pl. 252b, p. 167.

    Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942-1944, also N.S., no. 8., cat. no. 19 (vol.1), fig. no. 19, ill.

    "Some Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum." Connoisseur. vol. 110, New York, January 1943, fig. no. 6, p. 150, ill.

    Art Treasures of the Metropolitan: A Selection from the European and Asiatic Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1952, cat. no. 64.

    A. E. Popham Correggio's Drawings. London, 1957, cat. no. 49, fig. no. 55a, p. 159, ill.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 18, fig. no. 18, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. I: The Italian Renaissance. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1965, cat. no. 68, fig. no. 68, p. 49, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 60, fig. no. 60, p. 71, ill.

    Diane DeGrazia Correggio and His Legacy, Sixteenth Century Emilian Drawings. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Washington, DC, 1984, cat. no. 18, pp. 96-97, ill.

    Mario Di Giampaolo, Andrea Muzzi Correggio i disegni. Ex. cat. Archivi di Storia dell'Arte, Torino, 1988, cat. no. 54, ill.

    David Ekserdjian Correggio. New Haven and London, 1997, fig. no. 159, pp. 96, 144-45, .

    Carmen C. Bambach, Martin Clayton, George R. Goldner, Hugo Chapman Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draughtsmen of the Renaissance. Ex. cat., The British Museum, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. London, 2000-2001, (entry by George R. Goldner), cat. no. 25, fig. no. pl. 25, p. 64., ill.

    Anna Coliva Correggio e l'antico Ex. cat., Galleria Borghese, Rome (May 22 - September 14, 2008). Rome and Milan, 2008, (entry by David Ekserdjian), cat. no. 39, p. 157, ill.

    Lucia Fornari Schianchi Correggio. Ex. cat.., Galleria Nazionale, Parma. Milan, 2008, (entry by Mary Vaccaro), cat. no. IV.27, pp. 356, 405, ill.

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