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Half Figure of a Youth with Outstretched Left Arm and Bowed Head (recto); Two Women, One Holding a Vase, the Other a Book, and a Seated Man (verso)

Artist:
Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)
Date:
1554–61
Medium:
Red chalk (recto); pen and brown ink (verso) (the ink of this latter study has bled through at lower left of recto)
Dimensions:
7 5/16 x 12 9/16in. (18.6 x 31.9cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.58
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink on verso, Bona ... (the rest illegible).
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)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.

Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. no. 58.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 89, fig. no. 89, pp. 98-99, ill.

Anne Varick Lauder Battista Franco. Inventaire général des dessins italiens Musée du Louvre, Départment des arts graphiques. 8, Paris and Milan, 2009, pp. 271-72, n. 2, under cat. 96.



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