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Seated Male Nude (Study for the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence)

Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano) (Italian, Monticelli 1503–1572 Florence)

Date:
1565–69
Medium:
Black chalk, glued onto secondary support
Dimensions:
maximum sheet: 13 x 18 3/16 in. (33 x 46.2 cm), corners cropped.
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Promised Gift of Leon D. and Debra R. Black, and Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.354
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated on recto, at lower right, in graphite script, by a late 19th or 20th century collector, "Angelo Bronzino"

  • Provenance

    Christie's, London, December 9, 1975, no. 16, pl. 8; John and Alice F. Steiner (American, Larchmont, New York); Steiner Family Collection by descent ; Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich Donor: Partial promised gift of Leon D. and Debra R. Black, New York

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 9, 2006–April 9, 2006.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 9, 2006–April 6, 2009.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions," October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Drawings of Bronzino," January 19, 2010–April 18, 2010.

  • References

    Carmen C. Bambach, Carmen C. Bambach, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Drawings of Bronzino. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2010, (entry by George R. Goldner), cat. no. 58, pp. 212-13, ill.

    Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Collections of John and Alice Steiner. Ex. cat. Edited by Konrad Oberhuber, Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977, cat. no. 3, pp. 29-31.

    Edward J. Olszewski The Draftsman's Eye: Late Italian Renaissance Schools and Styles. Exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland Museum of Art, March 6 - April 22, 1979. Cleveland, 1981, cat. no. 10, pp. 34-35.

    Alfred Moir Old Master Drawings from the Collection of John and Alice Steiner. Ex. cat: Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 1986, cat. no. 8, pp. 32-33.

    From Studio to Studiolo: Florentine Draughtsmanship under the First Medici Grand Dukes. Exh. cat. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, 1991, cat. no. 12, pp. 80-81.

    William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat.: January 11 - March 27, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, cat. no. 23, p. 29.

    Carmen C. Bambach, Nadine Orenstein, Samantha Rippner, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2005-2006." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 64, no. 2, New York, Fall 2006, (entry by Carmen C. Bambach), p. 31, ill.

    Carmen C. Bambach "Tuscan Drawings of the Quattrocento and Cinquecento in the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1998-2005." in Invisibile agli occhi: Atti della giornata di studio in ricordo di Lisa Venturini. Edited by Nicoletta Baldini, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi, Florence, 2007, pp. 82, 92 n.41.

    Carmen C. Bambach, George R. Goldner "Bronzino: Master Draughtsman." Apollo. no. 578 (July/August 2010), vol. 171, 2010, pp. 38-40, 43.



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