Standing Youth Holding a Club (recto); Temptation of Adam and Eve (verso)

Attributed to Domenico Veneziano (Italian, active by 1438–died 1461 Florence) ?

Brush and gray wash, highlighted with white, on faded blue paper (recto); fragment of the Temptation of Adam and Eve in pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on blue paper that has not faded (verso)
8-1/4 x 3-13/16 in. (21.0 x 9.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    James Jackson Jarves ; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)

  • References

    Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 115.

    Bernhard Degenhart "Review of "Paolo Uccello" by W. Boeck." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte. vol. 10, 1941-1942, pp. 78-85.

    Bernhard Degenhart Domenico Veneziano als Zeichner in Festschrift Friedrich Winkler. Berlin, 1959, fig. no. recto fig. 14, pp. 100-101, ill.

    Bernhard Degenhart, Annegrit Schmitt Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen 1300-1450: Teil I: Süd-und Mittelitalien. Vol. 1 of 4, Berlin, 1968, Vol. 2, cat. no. 341; vol. 4, pls. 294b, 294d.

    Luciano Bellosi I disegni antichi degli Uffizi, i tempi del Ghiberti. Exhibition catalogue, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi. Florence, 1978, p. xxv.

    Hellmut Wohl The Paintings of Domenico Veneziano. New York and London, 1980, p. xxv.

    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. 71, fig. no. 71, p. 80, ill.

    Keith Christiansen From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master (Fra Carnevale: Un artista rinascimentale da Filippo Lippi a Piero della Francesca). Ex. cat., Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan (13 October 2004 - 9 January 2005), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1 February 2005 - 1 May 2005). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Milan, 2004, cat. no. 26e, pp. 202-206, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum