Baccio Bandinelli

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Baccio Bandinelli
1493-1560
Group of Six Standing Male Nudes, Some Draped
ca. 1519-1525
Pen and brown ink on paper.
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches (295 x 233 mm, maximum dimensions)
Gift of János Scholz.
1986.83
Inscription: 

Inscribed on mount, at lower right, in graphite, "Baccio Bandinelli"; on verso of mount, in pen and brown ink, "Baccio Bandinelli 1497/1559 (a fraction)".

Provenance: 
Dr. Max A. Goldstein (1870-1941), St. Louis (no mark; see Lugt 2824); János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
Description: 

According to Roger Ward, the drawing is one of a group of pen-and-ink studies, datable to the mid-1520s, drawn in imitation of antique reliefs.1 Similar studies with heroic male nudes arranged in non-narrative scenes are now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool,2 Christ Church, Oxford,3 and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.4

Footnotes:

  1. Ward 1982, 328, no. 261.
  2. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, inv. WAG1995.305; Ward 1982, 309, no. 229; Liverpool and London 1998, 37, no. 4.
  3. Christ Church, Oxford, inv. 0082; Ward 1982, 383, no. 284.
  4. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, inv. 133; Ward 1982, 398-99, no. 388.
Bibliography: 

Selected references: Indianapolis 1954, no. 3; Hagerstown 1960, no. 31; Oakland and Berkeley 1961, no. 3; Hamburg and Cologne 1963-64, 13, no. 7; Ames 1964, no. 13; Iowa City 1964, no. 13; Milwaukee 1964, no. 2; Providence 1973, 11-12, no. 5; Byam Shaw 1976, 1: 59, under no. 90; Ward 1978, 34, under no. 17; Ward 1982, 328, no. 261, 343, under no. 284. Cambridge 1988, 46, under no. 23; Fellows Report 1989, 315.
Four Centuries of Italian Drawings from the Scholz Collection. Hagerstown, Md. : Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 1960, no. 31.
Drawings from Tuscany and Umbria, 1350-1700. Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, University of California Art Gallery, Berkeley. Berkeley : Gillick, 1961, no. 3.
Italienische Meisterzeichnungen vom 14. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert aus amerikanischem Besitz : Die Sammlung János Scholz, New York. Hamburg : H. Christians, 1963, no. 7.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 315.

Notes: 

Watermark: none visible through lining.
According to Roger Ward, this drawing is one of a group of pen and ink studies that were drawn in imitation of antique reliefs in about 1519-1525. Others with heroic male nudes arranged in non-narrative scenes are at Christ Church (Ward 1982, no. 284; Cambridge 1988, no. 23, repr. p. 107), Ince Blundell Hall (Lulworth; Ward 1982, no. 229) and in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (inv. 133; Ward 1982, no. 388).

Associated names: 

Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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