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Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)

Date:
1490–94
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, over soft black chalk
Dimensions:
4-5/8 x 2-1/16 in. (11.7 x 5.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
10.45.1
  • Provenance

    Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London)(Lugt 2092); Mrs. Haskind (British, early 20th century); Vendor: Mrs. Haskind (British, early 20th century), through Roger Eliot Fry

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art".

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections I: The Italian Renaissance," November 8, 1965–January 9, 1966.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Leonardo da Vinci and His Followers in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 5, 1981–June 7, 1981.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 21, 1997–October 5, 1997.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 11, 2000–December 4, 2000.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman," January 22, 2003–March 30, 2003.

    Musée du Louvre. "Leonard de Vinci. Dessins et manuscrits," May 5, 2003–July 14, 2013.

  • References

    "Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters: part 7" first series (1905-15). The Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters, London, 1911, cat. no. vol. VII, no. 2, ill.

    Francesco Malaguzzi Valeri La corte di Ludovico il Moro. 4 vols., Milan, 1913-1923, vol. II, p. 510.

    Woldemar von Seidlitz Leonardo da Vinci: Der Wendepunkt der Renaissance. Revised edition. Vienna, 1935, cat. no. 122, fig. no. pl. 88, ill.

    Bernard Berenson The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. 3 vols., amplified edition. Chicago, 1938, cat. no. II-no. 1049 D, vol. II, p. 117, 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. 10 (vol.1), fig. no. 10, ill.

    A. E. Popham Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. London, 1949, fig. no. 140, pp. 64, 145, ill.

    A. H. Scott-Elliot "Caricature Heads after Leonardo da Vinci in the Spencer Collection." in Bulletin of the New York Public Library. vol. 62, no. 6, June 1958, fig. no. pl. 3B, pp. 282, 287, 29.

    Bernard Berenson, Luisa Vertova I disegni dei pittori fiorentini. 3 vols., Revised and enlarged. Milan, 1961, cat. no. 1049 D (vol. II), p. 205 (vol. II), ill.

    Charles De Tolnay "Quelques dessins inédits de Léonard de Vinci." Raccolta Vinciana. vol. 19, Milan, 1962.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 4, ill.

    "Drawings from the Roger Fry Purchase." Apollo. Apollo Magazine, vol. 82, London, September 1965, fig. no. 3, p. 247, 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. 16, fig. no. 16, p. 27, ill.

    Sir Kenneth Clark, Carlo Pedretti The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. 3 vols., 2nd revised (1st edition 1935). London, 1968-1969.

    B. Bacall A Catalogue of the Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his School in the United States of America M.A. thesis, directed by Carlo Pedretti. Master's thesis, 1968 cat. no. 4.

    Carlo Pedretti Leonardo da Vinci: Studies for a Nativity and the 'Mona Lisa Cartoon' with Drawings after Leonardo from the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana Exh. cat., in Honor of Elmer Belt, M. D. on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, University of California, 1973, fig. no. 2, p. 16.

    Leonardo da Vinci and His Followers in the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Exh. (no catalogue): March 5 - June 7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981.

    The Drawings and Miscellaneous Papers of Leonardo da Vinci in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. Vol. 1: Landscapes, Plants and Water Studies. Edited by Carlo Pedretti, London and New York, 1982, pp. 25-26.

    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. 109, p. 118, ill.

    Flavio Caroli Leonardo: Studi di fisiognomica. 1991, p. 213.

    Carlo Pedretti, Patricia Trutty-Coohill The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and His Circle in America. Florence, 1993, cat. no. 10, pp. 44-45.

    A. E. Popham, Martin Kemp The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Revised (1st edition 1945). London, 1994, cat. no. 140C.

    Michael W. Kwakkelstein Leonardo da Vinci as a Physiognomist: Theory and Drawing Practice.. Leiden, 1994, fig. no. 19, pp. 103-103.

    Patricia Trutty-Coohill "Making the Dead Laugh." in Achademia Leonardo Vinci: Journal of Leonardo Studies and Bibliography of Vinciana. vol. 10, 1997, fig. no. 5, p. 194.

    Otto Letze, Thomas Buchsteiner Leonardo da Vinci: Scientist, Inventor, Artist Exh. cat., Boston, Museum of Science, Tübingen, Institut für Kulturaustausch. Tübingen, 1997, p. 78.

    Patricia Trutty-Coohill "Comic Rhythms in Leonardo da Vinci" in Enjoyment: From Laughter to Delight in Philosophy, Literature, the Fine Arts, and Aesthetics, edited by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, pp. 185-202. Analecta Husserliana, 56.. Dordrecht and Boston, 1998, p. 193.

    Françoise Viatte, Varena Forcione Leonard de Vinci. Dessins et manuscrits. Exh. cat.: Paris, Musée du Louvre, May 5 - July 14. Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2003, (entry by Carmen C. Bambach), cat. no. 55, fig. no. 55, p. 175, pp. 175-177, ill.

    Carmen C. Bambach Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman. Exh. cat.: January 22 - March 30, 2003. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press , New Haven and London, 2003, (entry by Carmen C. Bambach), cat. no. 60, fig. no. 31, pp. 39-42, 418-4, ill.

    Mina Gregori, Andrea Bayer Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy. Ex. cat. Yale University Press, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and New Haven, 2004, (entry by Linda Wolk-Simon), cat. no. 17, p. 92.

    Gary M. Radke, Philippe Sénéchal Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture. Ex. cat. High Museum of Art, 2009, cat. no. 40, 174, ill.

    Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Ex. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, cat. no. 1, 22, ill.



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