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Two Grotesque Heads

Artist:
Anonymous, Netherlandish, 17th century
Former Attribution:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)
Date:
1640s
Medium:
Etching; only state
Dimensions:
sheet (clipped impression): 4 3/16 x 6 5/8 in. (10.6 x 16.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-164
Not on view
A monk with a jutting jaw and missing teeth and a woman with a grotesque face
and youthful body face each other.
Inscription: 'Leonardo da Vinci inuenit' at bottom, center
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Pennington 1601A copy?; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IX) R121 (rejected)
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.

Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, detail, p. 21, cat. no. 5, p. 26, ill.



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