Domenico Beccafumi

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Domenico Beccafumi
1486-1551
Head of an Old Man with Open Mouth
1535
Egg tempera on brown paper; outlines indented; varnished.
11 1/4 x 8 inches (285 x 203 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 19b
Provenance: 
Sir Joseph Hawley; Sir Henry Hawley; London, Christie's, 16 July 1891, lot 194, one of ten "A series of Studies - in oil, by an unknown Artist"; bought by 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.
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. I: The Italian Renaissance. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965, p. 47, no. 61, repr.
Dervaux, Isabelle. Drawing connections: Baselitz, Kelly, Penone, Rockburne, and the old masters. New York: Morgan Library & Museum, 2007, p. 39, 45 (repr.)

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