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Landscape with a Ruin and Study of Arms
Landscape with a Ruin and Study of Arms
ca. 1518–1534
Not on display
Pen And Brown Ink On Laid Paper, Onlaid To A False Margin
Sheet: 191 x 162 mm (7 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)
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Provenance: Conte Gelozzi (or Gelosi) (prior to 1803), Turin (L. 545); A. Freiherr von Lanna (1836-1909), Prague (L. 2773); Klinkosch sale ,Vienna, April 1889, lot 694 (as Raphael); Charles Eggimann( 1863-?), Geneva and Paris (L. 530);
H. M. Calmann, London; H. Shickman Gallery, New York, 1968; Sotheby’s, London, 2 July 1984, lot 7;
Bibliography and references in file:
Sotheby’s, London.Old Master Drawings, catalogue of sale Monday 2 July 1984 at 2 pm, no. 7, p. 7, which refers to catalogue of Shickman exhibtion in 1968 and noting that the drawing had been separated from its recto (whereabouts unknown 1984)into two sheets, and noting that the study of arms in drawing was based on Raphael’s cartoon for the tapestry, Sacrifice at Lystra;

Bernice Davidson. “A Perino del Vaga Drawing: notes on the Genoese period”.Burlington Magazine Vol. CXXVII, no. 992, November 1985, pp. 747 ff. (see reprint in file and correspondence with Ms. Davidson of the Frick Collection), in which Ms. Davidson , purchaser of the recto of the AFGA sheet from Sotheby’s New York in 1982 (lot 1, from the collection of Christian Humann) publishes the provenance of the AFGA drawing and her own sheet, notes the history of the sheets as part of Perino del Vaga’s working sketchbook, and relates the parts of the AFGA drawing to two paintings.According to Ms. Davidson the arms in the AFGA drawing are stiffly copied “not necessarily by Perino” from Raphael’s painting of St. Michael , 1517-1518 (now in the Louvre), and the architectural/ landscape portion of the drawing relates to a drawing in the Albertina. That drawings and a portion of the AFGA sheet are identified as studies for the Nativity with Saints, painted by Perino in 1534 for the Bacciadonne family, now in the National Gallery, Washington. [This information would date AFGA drawing ca. 1518 - 1534].

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Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

Exhibition History:

H. Shickman Gallery, New York:Old Master Drawings, 1968, exh. cat. no. 23b, in which drawings are already noted as being split from one sheet;
FAMSF: Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts , 3 Aug - 13 Oct 1985, exh. cat., no. 6 (note 6 also), p. 28, repr. p. 29, entry by Joseph R. Goldyne, noting details of cartoon of bull killer (1515/1516) and relating the landscape/architecture portion to a Raphael cartoon for tapestries in the Vatican. Dr. Goldyne also questions whether the sheets were actually separated or whether they were originally two different sheets glued together sometime in the past, then separated again in modern times{Note that his entry was written before Ms. Davidson published. Memo in AFGA file notes that she questioned inaccuracies in AFGA catalogue entry.];
CPLH, Recent Acquisitions, Part 1, 1500-1950, 7 March - 24 May 1987.
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 2 Feb - 24 April 1994;
CPLH, TREASURES, 11 Nov 1995 - 3 March 1996, cat. no. 18, p. 40, repr. p. 43.

study of left and right arms and hands holding a baton or staff, outdoor scene in background with columns and trees, above arch, portion of figure ascending stairs