Standing Youth with Hands Behind His Back, and a Seated Youth Reading (recto); Two Studies of Hands (verso)

Filippino Lippi (Italian, Prato ca. 1457–1504 Florence)

Metalpoint, highlighted with white gouache, on pink prepared paper (recto); metalpoint, on pink prepared paper (verso)
sheet: 9 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (24.5 x 21.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Watermark: Briquet no. 11662.

  • Provenance

    Sir Algernon Sidney, 4th baron de L'Isle and Dudley (British, 1854–1945); John Postle Heseltine (British, London 1843–1929 London); Henry Oppenheimer (British (born America), Washington, D.C. 1859–1932 London); Christie's, London, July 10, 13–14, 1936, no. 112, recto repr.

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 29, 2002–January 26, 2003.

  • References

    Patrizia Zambrano Filippino Lippi. Electa, Milan, 2004, fig. no. 203, pp. 216, 223, 296, notes 120, 136, pp. 302, note 110, p. 344, under cat. 29, ill.

    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. vol. 32, fig. no. p. 7, pp. 6-8, ill.

    Hermann Ulmann Jahrbuch der königlich preussischen Kunstsammlungen. vol. 15, 1894, cat. no. 15, p. 244.

    Hermann Ulmann Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft. vol. 17, 1894, cat. no. 17, p. 113.

    Bernard Berenson The Drawings of the Florentine Painters: Classified, Criticised and Studied as Documents in the History and Appreciation of the Tuscan Art, with a Copious Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols., London, 1903, cat. no. 1349.

    John Postle Heseltine Original Drawings by Old Masters of the Italian School Forming part of the Collection of John Postle Heseltine. London, 1913, cat. no. 22.

    Egerton Beck "The Oppenheimer Collection of Drawings" in Art News. vol. 26, April. New York, 1928, fig. no. p. 41, pp. 39, 41, ill.

    A Commemorative Catalogue of the Exhibition of Italian art held in the galleries of the Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, January-March, 1930. David Lindsay Lord Bainiel, Sir Kenneth Clark, Royal Academy of Arts, London, London, 1930, cat. no. 434.

    A. E. Popham Italian Drawings Exhibited at the Royal Academy. Burlington House, London, 1931, cat. no. 46, fig. no. pl. 40, p. 14, ill.

    Alfred Scharf Filippino Lippi. Vienna, 1935, cat. no. 229, fig. no. 148, p. 82, ill.

    Christie, Manson and Woods The Oppenheimer Sale: Catalogue of the Famous Collection of Old Master Drawings Formed by the Late Henry Oppenheimer, Esq., F.S.A. Sale cat. London, July 10-14, 1936, fig. no. pl. 25, p. 57, ill.

    Bernhard Degenhart "Zur Graphologie der Handzeichnung: Die Strichbildung als stetige Erscheinung innerhalb der italienischen Kunstkreise." in Kunstgeschichtliches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana. vol. 1, 1937, cat. no. no. 213a, fig. no. 331, pp. 333-36, ill.

    Bernard Berenson The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. 3 vols., amplified edition. Chicago, 1938, cat. no. 1353, vol. 2, p. 73.

    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. 1., cat. no. 5 (vol.1), fig. no. 5, ill.

    "Some Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum." Connoisseur. vol. 110, New York, January 1943, fig. no. 2, p. 149, ill.

    A. Hyatt Mayor, John Goldsmith Phillips "Notes: The Renaissance Galleries." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 5, no. 3, New York, November 1946, p. 96, ill.

    Hans Tietze European Master Drawings in the United States. J. J. Augustin, New York, 1947, cat. no. 16, pp. 32-33, ill.

    Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums Seventy Master Drawings: A Loan Exhibition Arranged in Honor of Professor Paul J. Sachs on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday Exh. cat., November 27, 1948 - January 6, 1949. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1948, cat. no. 10.

    One Hundred Master Drawings [to accompany "Seventy master drawings," a loan exhibition at the Fogg Museum of Art, Nov. 1948-Jan. 1949, held on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Paul J. Sachs, and 30 additional drawings from the museum's collections]
    . edited by Agnes Mongan, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1949, p. 24.

    Diamond Jubilee Exhibition: Masterpieces of Drawings. Exh. cat., November 4, 1950 - February 11, 1951. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1950, cat. no. 18, fig. no. 18, ill.

    Art Treasures of the Metropolitan: A Selection from the European and Asiatic Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1952, cat. no. 58, p. 222.

    Bernard Berenson, Luisa Vertova I disegni dei pittori fiorentini. 3 vols., Revised and enlarged. Milan, 1961, cat. no. 1353 B (vol. II), p. 264.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 6, fig. no. 6, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. I: The Italian Renaissance. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1965, cat. no. 22, fig. no. 22, p. 30, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 117, fig. no. 117, pp. 126-27, ill.

    George R. Goldner, Carmen C. Bambach, Alessandro Cecchi, William M. Griswold, J. Nelson, Innis H. Shoemaker, Elizabeth Barker The Drawings of Filippino Lippi and His Circle Exh. cat., October 28, 1997 - January 11, 1998. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, fig. no. p. 128, v. 130, pp. 127-131, ill.

    Carmen C. Bambach "Tuscan Drawings of the Quattrocento and Cinquecento in the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1998-2005." in Invisibile agli occhi: Atti della giornata di studio in ricordo di Lisa Venturini. Edited by Nicoletta Baldini, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi, Florence, 2007, p. 89 n.18.

  • See also