Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash over black chalk on cream paper. Fragmentary ruled framing outline in brown ink along top, left and bottom edges
4-13/16 x 7-1/2 in. (12.3 x 19 cm)
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in brown ink cursive on verso (secondary support partially removed), along right edge, [illegible].
Marking: Watermark (Six pointed star watermark within two concentric circles; not in Briquet); Collector's stamp of Giuseppe Vallardi (Lugt 1223).
Giuseppe Vallardi (Italian); James Jackson Jarves; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American)
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. 75.