Nicolò dell' Abate

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Nicolò dell' Abate
approximately 1509-1571.
Apollo, Standing, with Bow and Arrow
ca. 1550
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor, over black chalk, with some black chalk worked wet, on laid paper.
10 7/16 x 6 15/16 inches (265 x 176 mm)
Purchased on the Edwin H. Herzog Fund.
1988.7
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Inscribed at lower center, in pen and brown ink: "Parmeggiano - from the collection of / the Duke of Alva".
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Modesto Ignazio Bonaventura Luigi Genevosio [formerly Count Gelosi] (1719-1795; Lugt 545), Turin; Duke of Alva or Alba (according to inscription on drawing); possibly the Earl of Warwick (according to Denison 1990 - this might be a mistake for Parmegianino's Apollo and Marsyas which was Warwick); Rev. Dr. C. J. Ball (1851?-1924), Bletchington Rectory, Oxford; his sale, Oxford, Franklin and Jones, 28 March 1924; R.V. Lennard (1885-1967), Oxford;, by descent to Mrs. M. Munby; sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 1988, lot 12; acquired at sale on the Morgan's behalf by Richard Day, London.
Bibliography: 

Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 85.
Denison, Cara D. "An Apollo by Niccolò dell'Abate", Master Drawings. New York: Master Drawings Association, vol. 28, no. 3, 1990, p. 265-267, fig. 1.
Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 85.
Selected references: Denison 1990, passim; Béguin 1991, 83, 89; Fortunati 1995, 157; Bologna 2002, 244, under no. 63; Modena 2005, no. 121.

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Acquired as Niccolo dell'Abate.

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