Seated Man Holding a Club or Other Implement (recto); Two Heads of Grotesque Men in Profile (verso), Circle of Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash (recto); pen and brown ink (verso)

Seated Man Holding a Club or Other Implement (recto); Two Heads of Grotesque Men in Profile (verso)

Artist:
Circle of Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua)
Date:
1484–1500
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash (recto); pen and brown ink (verso)
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 5 9/16in. (21 x 14.2cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1051.6
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink with the "Resta-Somers" mark close to the lower right: "g. 52." Annotated on lower border of mount in the hand of Jonathan Richardson, Sr.: "Mantegna"; and in graphite: "A young Man sitting." Annotated along the top of the verso of the mount in pen and brown ink also by Richardson with shelf numbering: "C. 57." Annotated in pen and brown in on a fragment of paper that was removed from the verso of the Richardson mount (preserved in "Object File," Department of Drawings and Prints): "at Mr. Wadmore's Sale May 8.1854."

(Carmen C. Bambach, revised June 7, 2004)
Padre Sebastiano Resta (Italian); Monsignor Giovanni Mattei Marchetti (Italian); Cavaliere Marchetti of Pistoia; Lord John Somers; Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British)(1665-1745), LondonDrawing probably glued on to old Richardson mount.; James Wadmore (British); Wadmore Sale, Christie's, London, May 8-10, 1854, according to old inscription.; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
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, 1942–44, cat. no. 3 (vol.1), fig. no. 3, ill.

Winslow Ames Great Drawings of All Time. Volume I: Italian, Thirteenth through Nineteenth Century. Edited by Ira Moskowitz, vol. 1, New York, 1962, cat. no. 67, fig. no. 67.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 127, fig. no. 127, pp. 135-36, ill.