Pietro da Cortona
Offering to Pomona
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on laid paper.
8 7/16 x 11 13/16 inches (214 x 300 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Jonathan Richardson Sr. (Lugt 2184); Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford, London and Packington Old Hall, Meriden, Warwickshire (Lugt 58); probably his sale, London, Christie's, 17-18 July 1893; 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.
Study in reverse for now repainted frescoes of the Gallery on the second floor of the Villa Sacchetti at Castel Fusano near Ostia.