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Italian School
15th century
Standing Youth, Holding a Spear
Pen and black ink and wash, with opaque white, on red prepared paper.
7 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches (196 x 110 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 92

Inscribed on mount, in pen and red ink, "Rymsdyk's Museum"; in pen and dark brown ink, "Bramante d'Urbino (cancelled)"; "Born at Castel Durante / in 1444 (cancelled); died at Rome in / 1514 (cancelled)"; in graphite, "Cossa", on verso of mount, in pen and dark brown ink, "B'"; "AIVA"; "Bramante ---. / Out of one of ye litle books / of y[e] Old Earle of Arundelle".

Earl of Arundel; Jan van Rymsdyk (Lugt 2167); Tighe; 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.

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, no. 92. (as Cossa)

Associated names: 

Cossa, Francesco del, ca. 1435-ca. 1477, Formerly attributed to.
Arundel, Earl of, former owner.
Rymsdyk, Jan van, fl. ca. 1770, former owner.
Tighe, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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