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Topic: recto

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Three Standing Figures (recto); Seated Woman and a Male Hermit in Half-length (verso)

The three standing figures on the recto of this sheet probably served as studies for an 'Annunciation,' according to a style of iconography that was characteristic in the stone sculptures of portals in French G... more

Standing Youth Leaning on a Long Staff (recto); Seated Man (verso)

attributed to Domenico Veneziano (Italian, active by 1438–died 1461 Florence)

Standing Youth Holding a Club (recto); Temptation of Adam and Eve (verso)

Attributed to Domenico Veneziano (Italian, active by 1438–died 1461 Florence) ?

Standing Scholar (Prophet?) Turned to the Right (Recto); Standing Scholar (Prophet?) Turned to the Left (Verso)

This standing male figure and its verso counterpart have been variously given to the Fleming Hugo van der Goes (1435/40-1482), to an anonymous Netherlandish artist, or to a Burgundian master. Actually, the idi... more

A Warrior Subduing Another (recto); Warrior Seen in Bust-Length with Fantastic Helmet (verso)

A splendid double-sided page from a small, dismembered sketchbook attributed to Maso Finiguerra was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 2002, a work which is more pictorially executed, and is even more unusu... more

Measured Drawing of a Horse Facing Left (recto).

This drawing is a remarkable example of the Renaissance preoccupation with ideal proportions, as seen in the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, Verrocchio’s most famous pupil. Verrocchio began this drawing by ... more

Compositional Sketches for the Virgin Adoring the Christ Child, with and without the Infant St. John the Baptist; Diagram of a Perspectival Projection (recto); Slight Doodles (verso)

In these dazzling sketches of the Virgin kneeling in humility before the Christ Child, who lies on the ground, Leonardo investigated a theme that he would also use in the Virgin of the Rocks (Musée du Louvre, P... more

Sketches of Figures of the Virgin Kneeling, Saint Peter Standing, Seated Allegorical Figures of Faith and Charity, and Child Standing on a Corbel (?) (recto); Sketches of Figures of Saint Sebastian Standing and the Virgin and Child with Angels (verso)

To judge from the drawing style and subject matter, Ferrucci was strongly influenced by the Florentine sculptor Andrea Verrocchio (1435–1488). Although he was trained by his father, Ferrucci may have been Verr... more

Landscape (recto); Landscape (verso)

Discovered by George Goldner at auction in 1992, this view of wooded hills descending toward a river is an extremely rare example of a landscape drawing by the artist, and is drawn in a delicate chiaroscuro tec... more

Self-portrait, Study of a Hand and a Pillow (recto); Six Studies of Pillows (verso)

In this extraordinary series of studies, Albrecht Durer has captured his own image and that of several pillows on the sheet’s front and back with incomparable brilliance, achieving at a tender age a calligraphi... more

Allegory on the Fidelity of the Lizard (recto); Design for a Stage Setting (verso)

The exquisite small sketch of a tondo on the recto of the Metropolitan sheet was undoubtedly intended for a medal on a theatrical costume, therefore perhaps related in theme to the verso sketches for the stagin... more

Studies of ten (?) heads and two ears (recto); Studies of three figures and a head (verso)

No more than ten drawings are known by Gerard David, the last great early Netherlandish painter, by whom there are more paintings in the Museum than in any other collection in the world. Most of David's drawing... more

Naval Battle (Recto); Forest with Angel (Verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Woman and Child Kneeling (recto); Head of Child (verso)

After Andrea del Sarto (Andrea d'Agnolo) (Italian, Florence 1486–1530 Florence)

Nymph Playing a Horn (recto); Bracket with a Man's Head (verso)

Design for a horizontal, rectangular panel decorated with foliage. In the middle an androgynous figure whose lower body consists of acanthus leaves is depicted playing a long, straight horn. On the verso a desi... more

Dido and Aeneas (recto); Three Figures Traced in Reverse from Recto and a Study of a Seated Man (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Architectural Sketches and a Figure (recto); Figure and Anatomical Sketches (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Project for a Façade Decoration (recto); Architectural Studies (verso)

Attributed to Lattanzio Gambara (Italian, Brescia ca. 1530–1574 Brescia)

Studies of the Leg of a Man and a Horse's Head (recto); sketches of the back of a man's left shoulder and a chained (?) figure.

The detailed explorations of the muscular structure of the human leg, seen from varying points of view in this sheet, attest to the importance of anatomical studies during the Renaissance. In order to better un... more

Plan for a Church with a Nave (recto); Framing Outlines (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

A Reclining Peasant (recto); Study of a Young Man (verso)

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)

Two Studies for the Madonna and Child (recto); Flagellation (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Ornamental Design with Amphore and Antique Style Armor (recto); Sketch with Two Figures (verso)

After Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, Caravaggio ca. 1499–ca. 1543 Messina)

Flora (recto); Mountainous Landscape with Buildings (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Recto: Virgin and Child, and Saint John the Baptist; Verso: summary sketches, possibly the Virgin and Child

Attributed to Jacob de Backer (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1540/1545–before 1600 Antwerp)

Madonna and Child (recto); Madonna and Child (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Angel (Recto); Fragmentary Sketches of Same Subject (Verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

recto: "Portrait of Raja Suraj Singh Rathor", verso: Page of Calligraphy. Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

verso: This panel of calligraphy conforms closely to the type probably established by the celebrated calligrapher Sultan 'Ali about forty or fifty years earlier. The border illumination is signed by the artist ... more

Study of a Scene of Martyrdom (recto); Study of Three Figures (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

The Baptism of Christ (recto); The Baptism of Christ (verso)

Gabriel Weyer (German, Nuremberg 1576–1632 Nuremberg)

Standing Nude Female and Putto with Studies of a Hand and an Arm (recto); Satyrs destroying a Female Herm (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Design for a frame (recto); Design for a cassone (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Landscape with Buildings (recto); Studies for a Flagellation (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Design for a Rattle and Whistle (recto); Crude Sketches of an Equine Animal and a Figure in Exotic Costume (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

recto: "Portrait of Prince Danyal", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

verso: This richly illuminated folio of calligraphy features the work of the preeminent Timurid calligrapher, Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi. Patronized by the Timurid court, Mashhadi was a poet and a recognized master o... more

Designs for Nine Helmets (recto); Designs for Seven Helmets (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Sheet of Figure Studies, Probably after the Antique (recto); Ornamental Designs (verso)

attributed to Girolamo da Carpi (Girolamo Sellari) (Italian, Ferrara 1501–1556 Ferrara)

Kneeling, Seated and Standing Figures (recto); Seated, Kneeling and Reclining Figures (verso)

Many of Perino’s most appealing drawings exhibit thefluid, energetic, and scribbly style seen here. The mannerin which the entire sheet is filled with quick, unrelatedsketches reveals the artist’s creative imag... more

Mars and Cupid (recto); Female Standing Figure with a Helmet and a Shield (Bellona?) (verso)

Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

Three Standing Male Figures (recto); Two Standing Male Figures (verso)

Romulo Cincinnato (Italian, Florence ca. 1540–1597/98 Madrid)

Nine Studies of the Moses in Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma (recto); Nine Studies for the Eve in Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma (verso)

The stunning sketches for the figures of Moses and Eve on this celebrated double-sided sheet are preparatory for two of the four large fictive statues (frescoed in monochrome) within the oval niches that are at... more

Madonna and Child (recto); Head and Bust of Saint John the Evangelist (verso)

Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

Head of Bearded Man (recto); Head of a Girl (verso)

As the late-seventeenth-century inscription "Fran.co Parmigiano" on the mount indicates, this study traditionally was believed to be by Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino. It should be assigned instead to... more

Apparition of Christ (recto); Printed Fragment with Jupiter Enthroned with Eagle, from Caraglio's Martyrdom of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (verso).

Curiously drawn over a fragment of Caraglio’s engraving with the Martyrdom of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (a print designed by Parmigianino), the subject of this small and vibrant composition sketch from Parmigi... more

Two Studies of a Standing Youth in Quattrocento Clothing (recto); a cardinal's hat on a fragmentary coat of arms with a griffin (the arms of the city of Perugia) (verso)

The differences between the two figures, in terms of pose, gesture, clothing, and hair, probably reveal a common artistic practice by which the artist began by drawing the live model and, on the same sheet, exp... more

Recto of a Sheet with Maximilian, from The Genealogy of Emperor Maximilian I

Proof for an illustration for the book "Genealogy of Emperor Maximilian I." Although Burgkmair completed ninety-two blocks for the project, the book was never published. The verso of this sheet (39.92.1b) has t... more

A Kneeling Man in Fifteenth-Century Costume (recto); a small, fragmentary sketch of a recumbant boy, probably by a later hand (verso)

This figure was probably copied from a larger narrative drawing attributed to Pinturicchio (now in the British Museum, London), depicting the Clemency of Scipio, the Roman general. The nearly identical figure i... more

Head of a Bearded Man Wearing a Turban (recto); Latin script (verso)

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar)

Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso)

This double-sided sheet of closely observed life studies is the most magnificent drawing by Michelangelo in North-America, purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art on August 8, 1924 (its acquisition being vo... more

A River God (recto); Sketches for the Vestibule of the Laurenziana, Florence (verso)

Bartolomeo Ammanati (Ammannati) (Italian, Settignano near Florence 1511–1592 Florence)

Virgin and Child with Two Saints (recto); Fragmentary Design of a Pietà (verso).

Dating from 1515-20, this rare, recently rediscovered work is one of the most accomplished surviving drawings by this artist. Less than 30 extant drawings by Puligo are known today, and this the only surviving... more

Temptation of St. Anthony (recto); Fantastic Landscape (verso)

This drawing depicts motifs associated with representations of the Temptation of Saint Anthony. The bearded saint kneels in prayer before a rock supporting a book, resistant to the torments and temptations offe... more

Young Man Standing in Profile Facing Left (recto); Sketch of Two Capitals (verso)

Bachiacca (Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi) (Italian, Florence 1494–1557 Florence)

Sheet of Figure Studies and Ornamental Motifs (recto and verso).

Acquired by the Museum as 'Anonymous Florentine,' this double-sided sheet from a dismembered sketchbook reveals stylistic elements closely indebted to the Roman vocabulary of Raphael and the young Polidoro da C... more

Seated Goddess Diana (recto); Studies of a Nude Male Torso Seen from the Rear, and a leg (verso)

The softly rendered drawing on the recto of this early sheet was clearly inspired by Correggio's Diana, frescoed around 1518-19 above the fireplace in the Camera di San Paolo in Parma. The drawing technique is ... more

Recto of Sheet with The Clothing of the Elect, from The Apocalypse

Plate 4 from a series of 21 woodcuts with scenes from the Apocalypse for Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament. Four editions were published in Augsburg by Silvan Otmar between March 1523 and April 1... more

Recto of Sheet with Scene of The Fifth Trombone, from The Apocalypse

Plate 8 from a series of 21 woodcuts with scenes from the Apocalypse for Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament. Four editions were published in Augsburg by Silvan Otmar between March 1523 and April 1... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 7 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 2 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with 2 curving branches of leaves and flowers that ove... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 11 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 2 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with coiling vines of leaves that are connected togeth... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 16 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 3 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with a curving white line. Middle column is decorated ... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 10 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 2 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with overlapping branches of leaves and dandelions tha... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 5 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 2 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with coiling branches of leaves and acorns, which are ... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 13 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 3 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with a curving white line. Middle column is decorated ... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 15 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 3 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with a curving white line. Middle column is decorated ... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 8 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 2 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with 2 coiling branches of leaves and acorns; along th... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 2 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 3 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with a curving white rope. Middle column is decorated ... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 6 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 2 vertical columns. Left column is divided into halves: upper half is decorated with overlapping vi... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 9 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 2 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with 2 curving branches of leaves and flowers that ove... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 14 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 3 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with a curving white line. Middle column is decorated ... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 12 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 4 vertical columns. First column is decorated in the center with a flower that has curving stems of... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., title page (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau. Title is printed in black inside of a rectangle at the center of the page. Title is surrounded by an architectural frame with decorative foliage elemen... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 3 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 3 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with a curving white line. Middle column is decorated ... more

Ein new Modelbuch..., page 4 (recto)

Published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger, Zwickau.From top to bottom, and left to right:Design composed of 3 vertical columns. Left column is decorated with a curving white line. Middle column is decorated ... more

Ein ney Furmbüchlein, Page 7, recto

Johann Schönsperger the Younger (German, active 1510–30)

Ein ney Furmbüchlein, Page 16, recto

Johann Schönsperger the Younger (German, active 1510–30)

Ein ney Furmbüchlein, Page 11, recto

Johann Schönsperger the Younger (German, active 1510–30)

Ein ney Furmbüchlein, Page 3, recto

Johann Schönsperger the Younger (German, active 1510–30)