Annibale Carracci

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Annibale Carracci
ca. 1590
Pen and brown ink on paper.
11 1/4 x 17 5/8 inches (286 x 448 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 96a

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Inscribed on verso, "J'ai acheté ce dessin il y a 12 ans à M. Volpato, au moins 80+ si ce n'est 90. Quelques années après, je l'ai vendu dans un lot de gravures et de dessins à M. ... Aujourd'hui 7 Avril 1843 je le retrouve chez Mr. Latour (?) ... je le paye 75 centimes". Also inscribed on verso, "An Carache", "Dessin", and "Titien".

P.J. Mariette, Paris (Lugt 1852); Giovanni Volpato, before 1843 (see Lugt 2724); Seseur (?), 7 April 1843; 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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Carracci, Agostino, 1557-1602, Formerly attributed to.
Mariette, Pierre Jean, 1694-1774, former owner.
Volpato, Giovanni, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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