Francesco da Ponte Bassano
Kneeling Woman with Tools in Her Hands
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light brown paper.
11 x 14 3/4 inches (279 x 375 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Inscribed on verso of lining, at lower center, in graphite, "71; 10"; on mount, underneath the drawing, in pen and brown ink, "[plus sign in a circle] 62".
Possibly Sir Henry Hawley; his sale Christie's, London, 16 July 1891, part of lot 211 as Bassano "Study of a Figure, by Bassano; and other drawings [9 in total]"; (bought by Murray for £2.6.0); 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.
Watermark: none visible through lining.