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Head of a Bearded Man

Domenico Fetti (Italian, Rome (?) 1591/92–1623 Venice)

Date:
1588/89–1623
Medium:
Black chalk, red, yellow, and pink pastel, highlighted with white on gray-green paper
Dimensions:
13-/4 x 9-11/16 in. (34.9 x 24.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.394
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Numbered in pen and brown ink at upper right, 6; dated below lower right border on mount, 1589-1629; on the Mariette mount within a cartouche, DOMINICUS / FETI ROMAN., and in another hand, sc. del Cigoli.

  • Provenance

    Pierre Jean Mariette (French, Paris 1694–1774 Paris); Paris sale1775-76, no. 403, "Ure belle Tête de Vieillard; Marquis de Lagoy (French, 1764–1829); G. T. Villenave ; Alliance des Arts (Paris)- Villenave sale Paris, December 1–3, 5–8, 1842, lot 77; Frederik Muller & Cie (Amsterdam), November 20, 1882; Lanna Sale, Stuttgart ; H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, May 6–11, 1910, no. 135; Alfred Strölin (French, 1871–1954)- from a private collection, Paris

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 27, 1995–February 25, 1996.

  • References

    Dessins du XVIe et du XVIIe siecle dans les collection privees francais. Galerie Claude Aubry, Paris, December 1971, cat. no. no. 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. Appendix 9, fig. no. Appendix 9, pp. 302-03, ill.



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