Jacopo da Pontormo
Standing Male Nude Seen from the Back, and Two Seated Nudes. Verso: Striding Nude with Arms Raised
Red chalk on paper; verso: black and red chalk, traces of white chalk heightening.
15 15/16 x 8 3/4 inches (405 x 224 mm)
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Inscribed at lower left, in pen and black ink, "Jacopo da Pontormo"; at lower right, in pen and brown ink, A. J. Dezallier d'Argenville inventory number, "334"; on verso, at lower left, in black, "2550"; below this, in pen and brown ink, A. J. Dezallier d'Argenville inventory number, "335 (except for last digit mostly effaced)".
A. J. Dezallier d'Argenville Paris (his paraphe recto and verso; see Lugt 669); his sale, Paris, 18-28 January 1779, no. 7; Henry Reitlinger; his sale, London, Sothebyś, 9 December 1953, no. 84; Hans M. Calmann, London; from whom purchased in London in 1954.