VENETIAN SCHOOL

Circa 1490

Head of a Youth Looking up to the Left

Black chalk, with ruled stylus indications, the upper corners cut; on the remnants of a Vasari (?) mount

8 ⅛ x 6 ⅛ inches

202 x 157 mm

Provenance

A sixteenth-century Italian collector, his framing lines and traces of ornament in pen (believed by John Gere to have been by Giorgio Vasari [1511-1574])

Frederick B. Adams, New York

H. M. Calmann, London, from whom purchased in 1973

Ian Woodner (1903-1990), New York,

Thence by descent until 2014


Exhibitions

Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, 1 February – 31 March 1985, no. 74 (checklist)

Munich, Haus der Kunst, Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten.  Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, 25 March – 25 May 1986, p. 249, cat. no. VIII

Madrid, Museo del Prado, Dibujos de los Siglos XVI al XX. Coleccion Woodner, 4 December 1986 – 31 January 1987, cat. no. 11


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