After Polidoro da Caravaggio
ca. 1495-ca. 1543
Holy Family Surrounded by Worshipping Figures
Pen and black ink and wash, with opaque white lead watercolor (partially oxidized), on orange-brown prepared laid paper; strip of 25 mm added to lower edge of paper by artist before execution.
9 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches (234 x 341 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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.
This study is a good copy of the lower section of a drawing, formerly in the Suida-Manning collection and now in the Jack S. Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas.