Bernardino Campi

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Bernardino Campi
Assumption of the Virgin
Black chalk, white chalk, on blue laid paper; lower left quadrant squared in black chalk; ruled outline of composition in black chalk by the artist. Drawing lined.
9 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches (238 x 165 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 156

Formerly attributed to Anonymous Italian School, 16th century.


Inscribed on verso of lining, at lower center, in graphite, "26".
Watermark: Indecipherable image in circle, lined.

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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Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 156, repr.
Felice, Stampfle, "A Campi Drawing in the Morgan Library," Burlington, 117, April 1975, pp. 245-46, fig. 77.
Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 84.
Selected references: Fairfax Murray 1905-12, 4: no. 156 (as Cremona school); Stampfle 1975, 245-46; Cremona 1985, under no. 1.15.1 and under no. 2.10.1; New York and Chicago 1994, no. 50.

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