Peter Paul Rubens
Profile Head of an Old Man ("Niccolò da Uzzano")
Red chalk, with wet brush, over oil paint, with traces of white chalk, on laid paper.
8 13/16 x 6 5/16 inches (224 x 160 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed at lower left, by the artist, in red chalk, "Nicolo da Uzzano". Numbered on verso, in graphite, "173".
Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.