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Design for the Decoration of a Pilaster (recto); Putti with Trophies and Seated Figure with Child (verso)

Attributed to Giovanni Antonio da Pordenone (Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis) (Italian, Pordenone 1483?–1539 Ferrara)
ca. 1529
Red chalk (recto); red chalk studies (verso)
12 13/16 x 8 3/16in. (32.5 x 20.8cm)
Credit Line:
Hewitt Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower border: Correggio, Sketch for a Trophy. Annotated in pen on recto in: Correggio; A fragment of the old backing of this sheet is annotated (in pen and brown ink), possibly collector's mark of J. Richardson (Lugt 2984)

Marking: The mark of the Lely collection is stamped on recto (Lugt 2092). On old backing the mark of the Richardson collection and the number 51 are written in pen (not on drawing). Watermark: variant of Briquet 3086.
Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); possibly acquired by Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (British, 1656–1733, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke (British, 1734–1794, Wilton House, Wiltshire), by 1772 (was in Pembroke volume XU.2., dated 24 Nov. 1772); by descent to Reginald Herbert, 15th Earl of Pembroke (British, 1880–1960, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Pembroke Sale, Sotheby's, London, July 5–6, 9–10, 1917, lot 409 (as Correggio)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections I: The Italian Renaissance," November 8, 1965–January 9, 1966.

Sandford Arthur Strong Reproductions in Facsimile of Drawings by the Old Masters in the Collection of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery at Wilton House. London, 1900, Part 5, no. 47, repr. (as Correggio).

Adolfo Venturi "Studii sul Correggio." L'Arte. vol. 5, 1902, pp. 353-54 (as Bernardino Gatti).

Thomas Sturge Moore Correggio. London, 1906, cat. no. 29, p. 265.

Sotheby's, London, Earls of Pembroke Catalogue of superb prints, drawings, pictures, and armour from the historical collections at Wilton House, Salisbury, the property of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery [July 5-6 & 9-10, 1917]. July 5-6, 9-10, 1917, no. 409.

Corrado Ricci Correggio: with 296 reproductions in collotype. London, 1930, p. 185.

Hans Tietze, Erica Tietze-Conrat The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries. New York, 1944 (reprinted 1970, 1979), p. 240, no. 1360 (as Pordenone, dated ca. 1535).

Charlotte Heaton-Sessions "Drawings Attrbuted to Correggio in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Art Bulletin. vol. 36, September 1954, cat. no. 3, p. 224-228.

Arthur Ewart Popham Correggio's Drawings. London, 1957, cat. no. 47, fig. no. LIII, p. 158.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, no. 17, repr.

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. I: The Italian Renaissance. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1965, p. 50, no. 69.

Myron Laskin, Jr. "A note on Correggio and Pordenone" Burlington Magazine. vol. 109, London, June 1967, p. 357, figs. 37 and 40 (ill. decoration of a pilaster by Pordenone in the Pallavicini chapel); p. 257, figs. 38-39 (ill. recto and verso of our drawing)., cat. no. no. 771, pp. 355-356.

A. Ghidiglia Quintavalle L'opera completa del Correggio. Milan, 1970, p. 114, ill.

A. Ghidiglia Quintavalle "Capolavori ritrovate e artisti inediti dal '300 al '700." Arte in Emilia 4. Parma, 1971, p. 55.

David Alan Brown "A Decorative Drawing by Correggio." Master Drawings. vol. 13, no. 2, 1975, p. 136, no. 2 (as Pordenone).

Charles E. Cohen The Drawings of Giovanni Antonio da Pordenone. Florence, 1980, fig. no. (r) 54, (v) 56, pp.II, 100-101.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp. 197-98, no. 193, repr.

Caterina Furlan Il Pordenone. 1988, pp. 266-268, no. D26 (as Pordenone), ill.

William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 11 - March 27, 1994). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, pp. 119-20, 252-53, no. 106, ill.

Charles E. Cohen The Art of Giovanni Antonio da Pordenone: Between Dialect and Language. Cambridge, 1996, vol. 2, pp. 300, 632, pl. 389.

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