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Artist's Sketch

Artist's Sketch

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Ostrakon

Ostrakon

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Panel with Sketches of a Man, a Lion and an Arabesque

Panel with Sketches of a Man, a Lion and an Arabesque

On the opposite wall of the same room from where this piece comes, was a beautifully drawn hunter whose richly caparisoned horse is in full gallop, all in a strongly Sasanian style. The latter was also drawn in... more

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

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

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

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)

Compositional Sketches for the Virgin Adoring the Christ Child, with a...

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

Sphaera Mundi

Sphaera Mundi

The publisher and printer Erhard Ratdolt left his native Augsburg in 1475 and by the following year was at work in Venice, where his publications were among the most inventive . In his Kalendarium of 1476, with... 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)

Sketches of Figures of the Virgin Kneeling, Saint Peter Standing, Seat...

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

Saint John the Baptist Appearing Before Herod

Saint John the Baptist Appearing Before Herod

Augustin Braun (German, Cologne ca. 1570–1639 Cologne)

Sketches

Sketches

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

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

Architectural Sketches and a Figure (recto); Figure and Anatomical Ske...

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

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.

Studies of the Leg of a Man and a Horse's Head (recto); sketches of th...

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

Study for the Figure of Christ in a Deposition

Study for the Figure of Christ in a Deposition

This red chalk drawing represents a copy of Federico Barrocci’s Deposition, painted for the Chapel of San Bernardino in Perugia Cathedral in 1567-9. The drawing is attributed to one of Barrocci’s followers, the... more

Assumption of the Virgin (Recto); Figure Sketches (Verso)
Recto: Virgin and Child, and Saint John the Baptist; Verso: summary sketches, possibly the Virgin and Child

Recto: Virgin and Child, and Saint John the Baptist; Verso: summary sk...

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

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

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

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

Study sheets with sketches of interiors, animals, sculpture, figures, notes
Market Scene

Market Scene

Matthäus Gundelach (German, Hessen ca. 1566–1653/4 Augsburg)

Interior with a Man Writing on a Long Table

Interior with a Man Writing on a Long Table

Anonymous, French, 16th century

The Archangel Gabriel Kneeling to the Right; Small Study of Head at Lower Left.

The Archangel Gabriel Kneeling to the Right; Small Study of Head at Lo...

This monumental, evocative study of the archangel Gabriel genuflecting was intended for the composition of an Annunciation and seems to be based on a life model, presumably an assistant in the artist's workshop... more

Study sheets with sketches of interiors, animals, sculpture, figures, notes
Design for a Rattle and Whistle (recto); Crude Sketches of an Equine Animal and a Figure in Exotic Costume (verso)

Design for a Rattle and Whistle (recto); Crude Sketches of an Equine A...

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

Sketches for Grotesque Wall Decorations.

Sketches for Grotesque Wall Decorations.

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

Head of a Bearded Man in Profile to Left, possibly the Portrait of the Poet Giorgio Anselmi (ca. 1459-1528), with Faint Sketch of a Skull-like Head

Head of a Bearded Man in Profile to Left, possibly the Portrait of the...

Portrait drawings by Parmigianino (other than self-portraits) are quite rare. The left half of this delicately drawn sheet is apparently a portrait of the Parmese statesman and humanist Giorgio Anselmi 'nepote'... more

The Virgin Walking to the Right Carrying the Christ Child

The Virgin Walking to the Right Carrying the Christ Child

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

Figure Studies: Three Sketches of Cain Killing Abel, with an Altar of Sacrifice at Center, Two Standing Women, a Hand, and a Seated Child with a Squirrel

Figure Studies: Three Sketches of Cain Killing Abel, with an Altar of ...

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

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

A River God (recto); Sketches for the Vestibule of the Laurenziana, Fl...

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

Standing Virgin with Child, Two Heads at Upper Right (recto); Sketch of Steps (verso)

Standing Virgin with Child, Two Heads at Upper Right (recto); Sketch o...

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

The Adoration of the Shepherds; verso: Sketches

The Adoration of the Shepherds; verso: Sketches

Maarten van Heemskerck (Netherlandish, Heemskerck 1498–1574 Haarlem)

Saint Peter and Saint John Healing a Cripple at the Gate of the Temple

Saint Peter and Saint John Healing a Cripple at the Gate of the Temple

Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome)

Sketches for the Design of a Casket (recto); Battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths(?) (verso)

Sketches for the Design of a Casket (recto); Battle of the Centaurs an...

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

Female Allegorical Figure of Benignitas (Goodness), with Attributes of Abundance Standing in a Niche (recto); Architectural Sketches (verso)

Female Allegorical Figure of Benignitas (Goodness), with Attributes of...

This bold, elegantly finished drawing is a careful copy after the Allegorical figure of the virtue Goodness, entitled "Benignitas," in the fresco by Giorgio Vasari that adorns a wall of the Sala dei Cento Giorn... more

A Standing Soldier

A Standing Soldier

Michel Kirmer (active ca. 1552–ca. 1570)

Study of a Figure in a Niche (Saint Ambrose; recto); Architectural Studies: Four Alternative Designs for Fictive Niches and an Unrelated Design with Garlands (verso), ca. 1560-67

Study of a Figure in a Niche (Saint Ambrose; recto); Architectural Stu...

The attribution to Arcimboldo of the Metropolitan Museum drawing was first suggested by Giulio Bora (cited in Christie's sale catalogue, London, July 4, 1995, lot 37; see also Bora 1998 with its whereabouts lis... more

Sketches for Compositions and Groups of Figures (recto and verso)

Sketches for Compositions and Groups of Figures (recto and verso)

Circle of Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Verona 1528–1588 Venice)

The Massacre of the Innocents

The Massacre of the Innocents

Giovanni Battista della Rovere (Italian, Milan ca. 1575–ca. 1630 Milan (?))

Album of Architectural Sketches and Drawings

Album of Architectural Sketches and Drawings

Charles James Richardson (British, London 1806–1871 London)

Boy Holding a Sword, Standing near a Table in an Interior; verso: Various Sketches of Figures and Ornamental Forms

Boy Holding a Sword, Standing near a Table in an Interior; verso: Vari...

In a simple interior, a boy wearing an ample cloak stands near a chair and table, holding a sword and looking tensely at the viewer. Through the doorway in the left background, a sculpted bust on a wooden pedes... more

Bishop Saint

Bishop Saint

The remains of white paint on this sketch-model suggest the effect the composition would have if executed in marble.

Design for the Title Page of "Acta Germanica"

Design for the Title Page of "Acta Germanica"

Jan Goeree (Dutch, Middelburg 1670–1731 Amsterdam)

Venus Discovering the Death of Adonis

Venus Discovering the Death of Adonis

Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century ?

Jacob Gives Joseph a Coat of Many Colors

Jacob Gives Joseph a Coat of Many Colors

Daniel Seiter (Austrian, Vienna 1647–1705 Turin)

Sheet of Sketches: Sculpture for a Banquet Honoring Queen Christian of Sweden.

Sheet of Sketches: Sculpture for a Banquet Honoring Queen Christian of...

Giovanni Paolo (Johan Paul) Schor (Austrian, Innsbruck 1615–1674 Rome)

The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Johann Jakob von Sandrart (German, Regensburg 1655–1698 Nuremberg)

A Man Leading a Blind Friar (recto); Incidental Sketches (not by the artist; verso).

A Man Leading a Blind Friar (recto); Incidental Sketches (not by the a...

Attributed to Jusepe de Ribera (called Lo Spagnoletto) (Spanish, Játiva 1591–1652 Naples)

Design for a monument; verso: Architectural sketches

Design for a monument; verso: Architectural sketches

Pieter Verbruggen the Younger (Flemish, Antwerp 1648–1691 Antwerp)

The Expulsion from the Garden

The Expulsion from the Garden

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Two Sleeping Figures

Two Sleeping Figures

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Saint in Ecstasy; Study of Saint's Head (recto); Sketches of Putti (verso)

Saint in Ecstasy; Study of Saint's Head (recto); Sketches of Putti (ve...

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

The Rape of Helena; verso: Study of a Kneeling Nude Male Figure

The Rape of Helena; verso: Study of a Kneeling Nude Male Figure

Daniel Seiter (Austrian, Vienna 1647–1705 Turin)

The Maryrdom of Saint Lawrence

The Maryrdom of Saint Lawrence

attributed to Rombout Eynhoudts (Dutch, Antwerp 1613–1680 Antwerp)

Design for a sepulchral monument with a seated prophet or philosopher; verso: Sketches

Design for a sepulchral monument with a seated prophet or philosopher;...

Pieter Verbruggen the Younger (Flemish, Antwerp 1648–1691 Antwerp)

The Ascension of Saint Benedict; verso: Ornamental sketches

The Ascension of Saint Benedict; verso: Ornamental sketches

Hans Georg Asam (German, Rott am Inn 1649–1711 Sulzbach)

Frame Design with Antique Design, and other sketches
Male Figure Seen from Behind

Male Figure Seen from Behind

Alessandro Maganza (Italian, Vicenza 1556–after 1630 Vicenza (?))

Saint Cecilia, Saint Mary Magdalen, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and Saint  Agnes, Angels with Palm Branches and Crowns Above (recto); Sketches of Three Standing Figures and Arithmetic Calculations (verso)

Saint Cecilia, Saint Mary Magdalen, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and...

Panfilo Nuvolone (Italian, Cremona circa 1578/1581–1651 Milan)

Ornamental Design with a Sphinx Bearing a Vessel on Her Head.

Ornamental Design with a Sphinx Bearing a Vessel on Her Head.

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Peasants Drinking
 verso: sketches of peasants

Peasants Drinking verso: sketches of peasants

Attributed to Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, Haarlem 1610–1685 Haarlem)

A Loaded Wagon and Several Human Figures.

A Loaded Wagon and Several Human Figures.

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A Peasant on Horseback seen in Profile Facing Right; Two Studies of the Same Man's Head.

A Peasant on Horseback seen in Profile Facing Right; Two Studies of th...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Allegorical Figures on Mount Parnassus: Study for the etching Triumph of Painting
Sketches of Kyōsai

Sketches of Kyōsai

Kawanabe Kyōsai (Japanese, 1831–1889) Edo period (1615–1868)

Album of Fifty-four Sketches

Album of Fifty-four Sketches

Watanabe Kazan (Japanese, 1793–1841) Edo (1615–1868)–Meiji period (1868–1912)

Four sketches of birds and one design for a grotesque mask, mounted together

Four sketches of birds and one design for a grotesque mask, mounted to...

School of Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Album of Sketches by Katsushika Hokusai and His Disciples

Album of Sketches by Katsushika Hokusai and His Disciples

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) and others Edo period (1615–1868)

Two Women Admiring the Sights from a Vantage Point Overlooking the Zenpukuji Temple

Two Women Admiring the Sights from a Vantage Point Overlooking the Zen...

Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1878/79) Edo period (1615–1868)

Album of Sketches by Katsushika Hokusai and His Disciples

Album of Sketches by Katsushika Hokusai and His Disciples

The brush-inscribed text between the two roosters explains the odd dynamic of this work: A drawing of a real roostercoming to fight the woodenrooster made by Suminawa.(Suminawa ga tsukereru ki noniwatori makoto... more

Two Sketches: One of a Turtle, the Other of Two Unidentified Objects

Two Sketches: One of a Turtle, the Other of Two Unidentified Objects

Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Sketches by Sensai Eitaku

Sketches by Sensai Eitaku

Sensai Eitaku Edo period (1615–1868)

Neptune and Amphitrite

Neptune and Amphitrite

Elias Wolff, the Elder (Austrian, active ca. 1592–1617) (?)

Study Head of a Young Woman

Study Head of a Young Woman

Study heads of this type were painted by Van Dyck using live models, whose features were then repeated in finished pictures, usually of religious subjects. Indeed, the present figure served as the prototype for... more

Head of a Man Wearing a Helmet, Looking to Upper Left (recto); Two Sketches, Arms and Hands (verso)

Head of a Man Wearing a Helmet, Looking to Upper Left (recto); Two Ske...

Francesco di Maria (Italian, Naples 1623–1690 Naples)

Group of Standing and Seated Female Figures (recto); Costumed Female Figure (verso)

Group of Standing and Seated Female Figures (recto); Costumed Female F...

attributed to Francesco Allegrini (Italian, Cantiano (?) 1615/20–after 1679 Gubbio (?))

Cavalry Engagement (recto); Concert of Angels (verso)

Cavalry Engagement (recto); Concert of Angels (verso)

attributed to Francesco Allegrini (Italian, Cantiano (?) 1615/20–after 1679 Gubbio (?))

The Triumph of Henry IV

The Triumph of Henry IV

This energetic sketch shows Henry IV (1553–1610), King of France, entering Paris "in the manner of the triumphs of the Romans," as described in Rubens’s contract of 1622. Rubens was to paint forty-eight large c... more

Seated Woman and Other Sketches

Seated Woman and Other Sketches

Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (French, Chamagne 1604/5?–1682 Rome)

Sketches for a Wall Tomb with Skeletons

Sketches for a Wall Tomb with Skeletons

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Naples 1598–1680 Rome)

Design for a Chandelier with Sixteen Candles

Design for a Chandelier with Sixteen Candles

Isaak Ehe (German, Nuremberg 1586–1632 Nuremberg)

The Coronation of the Virgin

The Coronation of the Virgin

Rubens made this oil sketch in preparation for a large canvas formerly in Berlin (destroyed in 1945). The final composition was proportionately taller, with God the Father moved closer to the Virgin, who seems ... more

Plate 3: two infants standing in the water at center with their legs as scrollwork, below three small sketches of heads, from 'Friezes, foliage, and grotesques' (Frises, feuillages et grotesques)

Plate 3: two infants standing in the water at center with their legs a...

After Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Allegorical Figure of Purity with a Unicorn and Two Putti (recto); Study of the Same Figures (verso)

Allegorical Figure of Purity with a Unicorn and Two Putti (recto); Stu...

Baldassarre Franceschini (il Volterrano) (Italian, Volterra 1611–1690 Florence)

The Continence of Scipio

The Continence of Scipio

Pieter Crijnse Volmarijn (Dutch, 1626–1679)

A Glory of Angels

A Glory of Angels

Luca Giordano (Italian, Naples 1634–1705 Naples)

The Almighty with Angels

The Almighty with Angels

Luca Giordano (Italian, Naples 1634–1705 Naples)

Six vases, and two sketches of vases on the extremities, Plate 5 from: 'Collection of Various Vases' (Raccolta di Vasi Diversi)

Six vases, and two sketches of vases on the extremities, Plate 5 from:...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Study of a red catchfly (Lychnis hirsuta)

Study of a red catchfly (Lychnis hirsuta)

Herman Saftleven II (Dutch, Rotterdam 1609–1685 Utrecht)

Woman Reclining
Eros and Anteros with Psyche Looking at Them

Eros and Anteros with Psyche Looking at Them

Johannes Riepenhausen (German, Goettingen 1788–1860 Venice)

Sketch for the Judgment of Solomon (?); verso: Dancing Mythological Figures

Sketch for the Judgment of Solomon (?); verso: Dancing Mythological Fi...

Christian Gottlieb Schick (German, Stuttgart 1776–1812 Stuttgart)

Allegory of Painting with Putti

Allegory of Painting with Putti

Anonymous, French, 18th century

Album of Sketches

Album of Sketches

Unidentified Artist Japanese Edo period (1615–1868) ?

A Waterfall in a Forest at Langhennersdorf

A Waterfall in a Forest at Langhennersdorf

Christoph Nathe (German, Nieder-Bielau 1753–1806 Schadewalde)

Four Sketches on one Sheet Probably for Cartes de Visites

Four Sketches on one Sheet Probably for Cartes de Visites

? Made by Carlo Marchionni (Italian, Rome 1702–1786 Rome)

View Within the Colosseum, Rome

View Within the Colosseum, Rome

Charles Michel Ange Challe (French, Paris 1718–1778 Paris)

The Holy Family with Saint Anne and Saint John in a classical landscape; verso: The Holy Family with Saint Anne and Saint John

The Holy Family with Saint Anne and Saint John in a classical landscap...

Karl Joseph Aloys Agricola (Austrian, Bad Säckingen 1779–1852 Vienna)