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Man Standing Beside a Plinth on which He Rests a Book, and a Smaller Study of Saint Luke. Verso: Torso of a Nude Male and Other Studies
ca. 1532-1535
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk or graphite, on paper; laid down on Mariette mount.
6 1/2 x 3 15/16 inches (164 x 99 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 46c

Watermark: none.
Two sketches on one sheet.
The fragment of a drawing of a nude male infant on the verso is visible from the front.


Inscribed on mount, in a cartouche, at center, beneath drawing, in pen and brown ink, "FR. MAZZUOLI / PARMENSIS / 1509 - 1590"; at lower left, in pen and ink, "81"; at bottom, in pen and brown ink, "Ex Collection Mariette - Le Comte de Fries - Sir Thomas Lawrence + Mr. Conyngham [continued in graphite] et la Cte Nils Barck"; on verso of mount, at upper left, in graphite, "1686 (last digit changed to 5)"; at lower right, in graphite, "H".

Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774; Lugt 2097), Paris; Marquis de Lagoy (1764-1829; Lugt 1710) Aix-en-Provence; Count Moritz von Fries (1777-1826; Lugt 2903), Vienna; Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830; Lugt 2445), London; William Coningham (1815-1884; Lugt 476), Brighton; Count Nils Barck, (1820-1896; Lugt 1959), Paris and Madrid; Frederick, Lord Leighton (1830-1896), London; his sale, Christie's, London, 16 July 1896, part of lot 446; 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.
Associated names: 

Mariette, Pierre-Jean, 1694-1774, former owner.
Lagoy, Jean-Baptiste de Meryan, marquis de, 1764-1829, former owner.
Fries, Moritz, Graf von, 1777-1826, former owner.
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, former owner.
Coningham, William, 1815-1884, former owner.
Barck, Nils, comte, 1820-1896 former owner.
Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.


Selected references: Paris 1967, 80-81, no. 93; Popham 1971, 1: 121-22, no. 306; Gnann 2007, 1: 492, no. 881; New York 2007, 14.
Dervaux, Isabelle. Drawing connections: Baselitz, Kelly, Penone, Rockburne, and the old masters. New York: Morgan Library & Museum, 2007, p. 14-15 (repr.)

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