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Figures Adoring a Statue of the "Magna Mater"

Artist:
Joseph Heintz the Elder (Swiss, Basel 1564–1609 Prague)
Artist:
After Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, Caravaggio ca. 1499–ca. 1543 Messina)
Date:
1585
Medium:
Pen and brown ink and gray-brown wash heightened with white
Dimensions:
14 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (36.2 x 31.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.297
Not on view
Signature: Signed and dated: "Joseph Heintz noh polidor Rom 1585"

Inscription: Lower left center, in brown ink: "Joseph Heintz noh polider Rom 1585"
Verso, upper half, in violet ink: "Heintz (Joseph/ Ecole all. (Bâle [ou Berne; crossed out] 1564- Prague 1609)" / "Protegé par l'Empereur Rodolphe II qui facilite son voyage à Rome; sejourna quatre ans en" / "Italie et revint à Prague, où il mourut comblé des dons de son bienfaiseur' (Liret/" / "v. Sandrart: Teutschen Akademie Teil II. buch III Kapitel 15. et etude Berthold Haendke dans le "Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen des" / "allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses," Band XV (1894)" / "CALDARA (Polydore/ dit CARAVAGE (Caravaggio/ milanais/ 1495 (?) + 1543." / "Sur le soubassement de la statue inscription: Joseph Heintz nach Polidoro Roma 1586" [underlined] / "signature autographe." / "Heinz sejourna à Rome de 1585-1587 et y retourna en 1593" / "remontè sur papier vergé portant en filigrane un cartouche à la crosse (?) sur aigle bicephale d'Empire." / "marque de la collection: FREUND"
In another hand, black ink: "(Lugt, n. 954) Wilhelm-Alexander Freund né en 1833 à Krappitz (Silésie) medecin à" / "Breslau jusqu'en 1879, puìs a Strasbourg, depuis 1901 à Berlin + 1917/" / "vente 20/21 fevrier 1901 à Amsterdam (dir.de Vries et Roos & Co.)"
Lower center, in violet ink: "Je possède une esquisse, peut être de Polydore de l'oeuvre, légèrement diffèrente de cette / copie d'après l'oeuvre realisée"
Lower left, in graphite: "272/4"

Marking: Verso, lower left, stamped with collector's mark, in violet ink: "FREUND" (W.A. Freund, Lugt 954)
W. A. Freund; de Vries (Amsterdam)sale February 20-21, 1901 (possibly sale of W.A. Freund); Marquis de Grange de Surgères his sale, Brussels, June 14, 1921, lot 222 (as Maturino?); Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 6, 1996–July 28, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 4, 2011–June 12, 2011.

Jürgen Zimmer "Addenda - Weiter Zeichnungen von Joseph Heintz = Addenda: Joseph Heintz További Rajzai." Bulletin du Musée hongrois des beaux-arts = Bulletin a Szépmuvészeti Múzeum közleményei. vols. 106-107, Budapest, 2007, cat. no. 2, fig. no. 2, pp. 68, 239, ill.



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