Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini
1598-1680
Portrait of Sisinio Poli
Black, red, and white chalks, on light brown laid paper.
10 5/8 x 8 1/8 (addition 2 7/16 h.) inches (270 x 207 mm; addition 62 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 174
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Inscribed in pen and brown ink on attached sheet, "Eques Laurentius Berninus / Die vigesimo octavo Aprilis 1638 / Delineavit / Effigies Sisinii Poli aetatis Suae / decimo octavo".
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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.
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