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Studies of ten (?) heads and two ears (recto); Studies of three figures and a head (verso)

Gerard David (Netherlandish, Oudewater ca. 1455–1523 Bruges)

Date:
ca. 1498
Medium:
Metalpoint on prepared paper; verso: black chalk
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (13.3 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.368a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: At upper centre, numbered "xij" in pen and brown ink (fifteenth- or sixteenth-century handwriting from the Netherlands)

    Marking: Traces of a watermark

  • Provenance

    Philipp Dräxler von Carin (Austrian, 1797–1874); Josef Carl von Klinkosch (1822–1888); C. J. Wawra (Vienna), April 15, 1889 and following days, lot 469; Moritz von Kuffner (1854–1939 Vienna); Artemis Fine Arts, New York, sold in the 1990s; Vendor: Salamander Fine Arts

  • References

    Frits Lugt Inventaire général des dessins des écoles du Nord. Maîtres des anciens Pays-Bas nés avant 1550. Paris, 1968, p. 20.

    Edwin James Mundy Gerard David Studies. PhD diss., 1980 fig. no. 57, p. 58, ill.

    Friedrich Winkler "Das Skizzenbuch Gerard Davids" Pantheon. III, 1929, fig. no. 2, pp. 271-275, ill.

    Hans Tietze, Heinrich Sitte Österreichische Kunsttopographie: Die Denkmale der Stadt Wien. XI-XXi Bezirk. vol. 2, Vienna, 1908, fig. no. 241, p. 224, ill.

    Paul Leprieur "De quelques dessins nouveaux au musée du Louvre." in La revue de l'art ancien et moderne. vol. 28, July-December, 1910, pp. 170-171.

    John Oliver Hand, J. Richard Judson, Andrew Robison, Martha Wolff The Age of Bruegel. Netherlandish Drawings in the Sixteenth Century. Ex. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, Nov. 7, 1986-Jan. 18, 1987 and at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Jan. 30-Apr. 5, 1987. Washington, 1987, p. 131, note 5.

    Gustav Friedrich Waagen Die vornehmsten Kunstdenmäler in Wien. vol. 2, 1867, p. 196.

    Alfred Woltmann Holbein und seine Zeit. vol. 2, Leipzig, 1866–1868, p. 472.

    Maryan W. Ainsworth Gerard David. Purity of Vision in an Age of Transition. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998, pp. 7-10, fig. 2, ill.

    Hans J. van Miegroet Gerard David. Antwerp, 1989, cat. no. 75D, p. 134, ill.

    Maryan W. Ainsworth "The 'Mocking of Christ', a Hitherto Unknown Painting by Gerard David." Städel-Jahrbuch. n.s. vol. 15, 1997, fig. no. 7, p. 152, ill.

    Stijn Alsteens, Carmen C. Bambach, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2008-2010." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 68, no. 2, Fall 2010, p. 18 (entry written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.

    C. J. Wawra Katalog der reichhaltigen und vorzüglichen Sammlung von Alten Handzeichnungen, Miniaturen, alten Kupferstichen, Radirungen, Holzschnitten, Büchern, Bildwerken etc aus dem Nachlasse des Herrn Josef C. Ritter von Klinkosch [Sale cat., April 15, 1889]. 1889, cat. no. 469.

    "Drawings by Gerard David" in Burlington Magazine. 1908, p. 155.

    Joseph Meder Die Handzeichnung, Ihre Technik und Entwicklung. Vienna, 1919, p. 198.



  • See also
383735:1

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