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Vulcan Forging the Darts of Cupid

Francesco Primaticcio (Italian, Bologna 1504/5–1570 Paris)

Date:
1552–56
Medium:
Red chalk, highlighted with white gouache, on brownish paper
Dimensions:
13-7/16 x 17-3/16 in. (34.1 x 43.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Hewitt Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
19.76.7
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower margin of old mount, Primaticcio.

    Marking: Mark of Lankrink collection (Lugt 2090) at lower right

  • Provenance

    Prosper Henry Lankrink (London 1628–1692); Earls of Pembroke (British, Wilton House, near Salisbury, Wiltshire); Sotheby's, London, July 5–6, 9–10, 1917, part of no. 500

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," August 21, 1995–November 26, 1995.

  • References

    Emilian Drawings and Prints in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1500-1700. Exh. cat.: March 26 - May 24. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987.

    Bryson Burroughs "Drawings Among the Recent Acquisitions." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, no. 8, New York, August 1919, p. 177.

    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, vol. 5, no. 52, ill.

    Winslow Ames Drawings, Fourth Anniversary Exhibition Exh. cat. Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, March 2-April 15, 1936, cat. no. 48, ill.

    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, cat. no. 25 (vol.1), fig. no. 25, ill.

    "Some Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum." Connoisseur. vol. 110, New York, January 1943, p. 151.

    Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums Anxiety and Elegance, the Human Figure in Italian Art 1520-1580. Ex. cat. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962, cat. no. 28.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 22, fig. no. 22, 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. 97, fig. no. 97, p. 61, ill.

    L'École de Fontainebleau. Ex. cat. Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, Paris, 1972, p. 149.

    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. 85, fig. no. 85, p. 74., ill.

    Ebria Feinblatt Old Master Drawings from American Collections. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, 1976, cat. no. 85, p. 74, 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. 197, fig. no. 197, pp. 207-08, ill.

    Dominique Cordellier Primatice, Maître de Fontainebleau. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre, 22 September 2004 - 3 January 2005. Edited by Dominique Cordellier, Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, 2004, p. 385.

    Ian Wardropper "The Flowering of the French Renaissance." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 62, New York, Summer 2004, p. 18, ill.

    Sylvie Béguin, Francesca Piccinini Nicoló dell'Abate: Storie dipinte nella pittura del Cinquecento tra Modena e Fontainebleau. Ex. cat., Foro Boario, Modena. Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, 2005, (entry by Sylvie Béguin), cat. no. 191, pp. 412-13, ill.



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