Studies of Leda and the Swan, a Pietà, and a Female Head

about 1570
Attributed to Vincenzo Danti (1530–1576), Form attributed to Giuliano Dandi da San Gimignano (Italian, 16th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Macandrew 016

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.1 x 20.7 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/8 in.) Mount (P. J. Mariette): 47 x 37.4 cm (18 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.1247

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink, with touches of red chalk, on off-white paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Inscribed on mount: JULIANI DANDI/ SCULPTORIS [D]E SAN GIMIGNANO/ Fuit olim G. Vasari, nunc P. J. Mariette. 1741; numbered in pen on mount, l.l.: 403

Markings

Stamp in black ink, l.l.: mark of Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774, Paris, Lugt 1852); blind stamp, l.l.: mark of Comte Moriz de Fries (1777-1826, Vienna, Lugt 2903); stamp in black ink, mount verso, l.l.: mark of John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929, London, Lugt 1507)

Provenance

Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574, Florence and Rome); Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774, Paris, Lugt 1852); his sale, Paris, 1775, from lot 389); Comte Moriz de Fries (1777-1826, Vienna, Lugt 2903); John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929, London, Lugt 1507); purchased by MFA through Mr. Walter Gay [Accession Date: December 2, 1915].

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912