Attributed to René Boyvin

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Attributed to René Boyvin
approximately 1525-approximately 1598
Design for Ornament with Two Male Nudes, One Holding a Pendant Cluster of Vegetables
Pen and brown ink, over charcoal, on light brown paper.
7 5/8 x 5 inches (194 x 127 mm)
Gift of H.M. Calmann.
1952.3
Inscription: 
Inscribed on verso of secondary support (now removed) in pen and brown ink, "Dubreuil/ marque ou vase fleurs"; in graphite, "René Boyvin".
Provenance: 
Marquis Charles de Valori d'Estilly, Prince Rustichelli (1821-1883), Paris (Lugt 2500; stamp at lower right); Hans Maximilian Calmann (1899-1982), London.
Bibliography: 

Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 134.

Notes: 

Watermark: pot with qautrefoil and letters (cf. Briquet 1285).
This fragmentary sketch may be a copy after a portion of design for stucco decoration in one of the galleries at Fontainebleau.

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