Attributed to Agnolo Bronzino

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Attributed to Agnolo Bronzino
Rearing Stallion. Verso: Rearing Stallion and Head of a Horse
ca. 1545
Black chalk; framing lines in gray ink. Verso: black chalk.
16 x 10 3/8 inches (408 x 269 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Julius Fleischmann and Mrs. Landon K. Thorne, Jr.

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Attributed to Bronzino by Rick Scorza in his article in Master Drawings, v. 51, no. 1. Formerly attributed to Alessandro Allori, Florence 1535-1607 Florence, and to Giovanni Battista Naldini Fiesole, ca. 1537-1591, Florence.


Inscribed at lower left in pen and brown ink: "Alesso Bronzino"; on verso at upper right, in red chalk: "S. 324"; at lower left, in black chalk: "107 / Spl."

A. Drexel S.A., Zurich; sale, London, Sotheby's, 2 July 1984, lot 32, repr. (recto) (as Alessandro Allori), bought by Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich, and Hazlitt Gooden and Fox, London; sold by John Morton Morris.
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Allori, Alessandro, 1535-1607, Formerly attributed to.
Naldini, Giovanni Battista, 1537-1591, Formerly attributed to.
Fleischmann, Julius, Mrs., donor.
Thorne, Landon K. Mrs., donor.


Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 93.
Selected references: Scorza 2013; Frankfurt 2016, no. 93.
Scorza, Rick. Bellissimi cavagli: A Newly Discovered Bronzino Drawing in the Morgan Library & Museum. Master Drawings, v. 51, no. 1, p. 3-14. ill.

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