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Bust of a Young Woman

Attributed to Hans Baldung (called Hans Baldung Grien) (German, Schwäbisch Gmünd (?) 1484/85–1545 Strasbourg (Strassburg))

Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)
Date:
1500–1545
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
10 7/16 x 6 9/16 in. (26.5 x 16.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.101.3
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Recto, bottom right corner, false Dürer monogram in black chalk
    Verso, center, in black chalk: N136
    Verso, lower left, in graphite: 36.101.3

    Marking: Recto, stamped, lower left corner, with the collector's mark of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364)
    Verso, lower left corner: MMA stamp (Lugt 1943)
    Watermark with three fleur-de-lis

  • Provenance

    Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London); Henry Oppenheimer (British (born America), Washington, D.C. 1859–1932 London); Vendor: Sale Christie's, London , July 10, 13–14, 1936, lot 364 (through Seligmann)

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 30, 1998–February 8, 1999.

  • References

    Harry B. Wehle "Four New Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 32, New York, January 1937, cat. no. 364, fig. no. cover, pp. 6, 8.

    Friedrich Lippmann Zeichnungen von Albrecht Dürer in Nachbildungen. Edited by Friedrich Winkler, vol. 6, Berlin, 1927, cat. no. no. 738, ill.

    Hans Tietze, Erica Tietze-Conrat Kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke Albrecht Dürers. 2 Vols., Augsburg (v.1), Basel and Leipzig (v.2), 1928-1938, cat. no. v.I: A.141, p. 243.

    Eduard Flechsig Albrecht Dürer: Sein Leben unde Seine Künstlerische Entwicklung. Berlin, 1931, cat. no. L.VI, 738, p. 451.

    Friedrich Winkler Die Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers. I-IV, Berlin, 1936, P.180, note 2, cat. no. V.II; 285, fig. no. 285, pp. 14-15, ill.

    Christie, Manson and Woods Old Master Drawings [Sale cat.: July 10-14, 1936]. 1936, cat. no. 364, pp. 175-76.

    Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942-1944, also N.S., no. 27., cat. no. 16 (vol.2), fig. no. 16, ill.

    Erwin Panofsky Albrecht Dürer. 2 vols., Princeton, 1943, cat. no. 1117, pp. 113-114.

    Franz Winzinger "Zeitschrift des Deutsches Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft." Umstrittene Dürerzeichnungen. vol. 25, 1971, fig. no. 13, p. 62, ill.

    Wolfgang Hütt Albrecht Dürer 1471 bis 1528: Das gesamte graphische Werk. Munich, 1971, cat. no. 323, fig. no. 323, ill.

    Walter L. Strauss The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer. New York, 1974, cat. no. 1520/41, p. 1984, ill.

    Charles W. Talbot, Jr. "Recent Literature on Drawings by Dürer." in Master Drawings. vol. 14, no. 3, 1976, p. 293.

    Franz Winzinger "Eine unbekannte Zeichnung des Hans Baldung Grien." Zeitschrift des Deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft. vol. 36, no. 1/4, 1982, fig. no. 6, p. 41, ill.

    Nürnberg 1300-1550: Kunst der Gotik und Renaissance. Exh. cat. Germanisches Nationalmuseum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986, cat. no. 177, fig. no. 177, p. 371, ill.



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