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Four Caricatured Heads

attributed to Pier Francesco Mola (Italian, Coldrerio 1612–1666 Rome)

Date:
1612–66
Medium:
Pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
3-1/4 x 10-1/4 in. (8.3 x 26 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.298
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in blue crayon on reverse of old mount, "Guercino."

  • Provenance

    James Jackson Jarves ; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)

  • References

    Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 298, p. 21.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 293, fig. no. 293, p. 223, 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. 7, 28, ill.



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