Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Portrait of a Girl with a Pear
Black and white chalk, on blue laid paper.
17 x 13 1/2 inches (432 x 343 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 89, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. III: The eighteenth century in Italy. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1971, no. 42, repr.
Probably "Taste" in a series of figures representing the five senses; see IV, 90 and IV, 91.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.