The Two Muses

The Lyre

1462–after 1534
Cristofano di Michele Martini, called il Robetta (Italian, 1462–after 1534)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind I.D.II. 27; Bartsch, XIII, 405, no.23.

Dimensions

Sheet (cut at platemark): 20.8 x 13.5 cm (8 3/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1105

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

(Probably adapted from drawing by Filippino Lippi)

Signed

Signed in plate, centre below: RBTA.

Markings

Verso, lower left, stamped in In blue ink: Mark of Karl Ferdinand Friedrich von Nagler, Lugt 2529; Dark brown ink: Mark of Kupferstich Kabinett Berlin, Lugt 1606; In light brown ink: Vom K. Berlin veraussert; In red ink: Mark of Henry F. Sewall, Lugt 1309.

Provenance

Karl Ferdinand Friedrich von Nagler (1770-1846, Berlin, Lugt 2529); Kupferstich Kabinett Berlin, Lugt 1606 (veraussert); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); from whom purchased by MFA November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund