Attributed to Antonello da Messina (Antonello di Giovanni d'Antonio) (Italian, Messina ca. 1430–1479 Messina)
Tip of the brush (or fine pen?) and brown ink
4 5/16 x 5 7/8 in. (11 x 14.9 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
Antonello da Messina's contact with Northern European art had a profound influence on his style. Several features of this drawing—in particular, the elongated proportions of the figures and the heavy drapery arranged in sharp, angular folds—demonstrate Antonello's absorption of Netherlandish and Burgundian styles. A more elaborate drawing of this composition, with the group of figures set against a cityscape, is preserved in the Musée du Louvre. The relationship between the two sheets remains uncertain; the Lehman sheet may be a partial copy of the Louvre version produced by Antonello or a member of his workshop according to his design.
Acquired by Robert Lehman in Paris in the 1920's.
Mauro Lucco inAntonello da Messina: l'opera completa. Milan, 2006, pp. 53-54, 286-287, no. 48, fig. 14.
Artist: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome) Date: 1508–10Medium: Pen and brown ink over black chalk, partially incised with a stylus (recto); rubbed with black chalk for transfer (verso)Accession: 1997.153On view in:Not on view
Artist: Circle of Lorenzo Monaco (Piero di Giovanni) (Italian, Florence (?) ca. 1370–1425 Florence (?)) Date: ca. 1420Medium: Metalpoint, touches of brush and brown wash, heightened with white (partially oxidized in the figure at the lower left), on reddish violet prepared paper. Some lines retraced in pen and brown ink at a later date.Accession: 1975.1.335On view in:Not on view
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris) Date: ca. 1874Medium: Oil colors freely mixed with turpentine, with traces of watercolor and pastel over pen-and-ink drawing on cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvasAccession: 29.160.26On view in:Gallery 816