Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple (below), Abraham about to Sacrifice Isaac (above)

Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome)

Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, squared in black chalk, on brownish paper. The empty triangular corners are tinted in gray-green wash, the right diagonal border tinted in gray wash
8-7/8 x 10-1/16 in. (22.6 x 25.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    Prince Borghese, Rome(according to Lawrence Gallery catalogue); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London)(no mark); Samuel Woodburn (British, 1786–1853); Professor John Isaacs (London); Christie's, London, June 4-8, 1860, lot 981; Sotheby's, London, March 12, 1963, no. 20, repr.

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 6, 1995–April 16, 1995.

  • References

    Fifth Exhibition, a catalogue of one hundred drawings by J. Romano, F. Primaticcio, L. da Vinci, and Pierino del Vaga collected by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Ex. cat. Lawrence Gallery, London, 1835, cat. no. 89, p. 30.

    Christie, Manson and Woods Samuel Woodburn sale. Sale cat. London, June 4, 1860, cat. no. no. 98.

    Bernice F. Davidson "Early drawings by Perino del Vaga -- I." in Master Drawings. New York, Autumn 1963, fig. no. pl. 7a, I, p. 16, ill.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 19, fig. no. 19, 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. 84, fig. no. 84, p. 56, ill.

    Bernice F. Davidson Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe Degli Uffizi XXIII. Mostra di disegni di Perino del Vaga e la sua cerchia. Florence, 1966, cat. no. no. 10, pp. 18-19.

    Ebria Feinblatt Old Master Drawings from American Collections Exh. cat., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 29 - June 13, 1976. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1976, cat. no. 108, fig. no. 108, p. 90., ill.

    L.C.J. Frerichs "Een onbekende tekening van Vincenzo tamagni voor het Rihksprentenkabinet" Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum. vol. 26, no. 3, 1978, fig. no. 5, p. 110, ill.

    Jacob Bean "Review: Roman Drawings of the Sixteenth Century from the Musee de Louvre (exh. cat. by Catherine Monbeig Goguel and Francoise Viatte, Paris, 1979-1980) (publ. Art Institute of Chicago))." Master Drawings. vol. 18, no. 4, New York, Winter 1980, cat. no. 39, p. 96.

    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. 166, fig. no. 166, pp. 172-73, ill.

    Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat.: February 16 - April 17. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1983.

    Roseline Bacou Autour de Raphael. Exh. cat., Paris, Musee du Louvre. Paris, 1983, cat. no. no. 86, p. 78.

    Elena Parma Armani Perin del Vaga: L'Anello mancante. Studi sul Manierismo.. Genoa, 1986, fig. no. 52, p. 59, ill.

    Drawings by Raphael and his Circle, from British and North American Collections. Exh. cat., October 7, 1987 - January 3,1988. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1987, cat. no. 70, ill.

    Matteo Lanfranconi "Antonio Tronsarelli: A Roman Collector of the Late Sixteenth Century." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 140, No. 1145 (Aug., 1998), 1998, cat. no. A.60, fig. no. 42, p. 544, ill.

    Elena Parma Armani Perino del Vaga: tra Raffaello e Michelangelo. Ex. cat., Palazzo Te, Mantua (March 18 - June 10, 2001). Milan, 2001, cat. no. 63, pp. 168-69, ill.

    Elena Parma Armani Parmigianino e Perino. Ricerche di due maestri inquieti in Parmigianino e il manierismo europeo. Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi - Parma 13-15 giugno 2002. ed by Lucia Fornari Schianchi, Milan, 2002, fig. no. 8, pp. 313-16, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum