Pier Leone Ghezzi
Album of 64 Caricatures
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in pen and brown ink.
Drawings: various dimensions; smallest, 4 1/4 x 3 inches (108 x 76 mm); largest, 12 7/16 x 8 11/16 inches (316 x 221 mm); pasted on leaves: approx. 18 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches (479 x 368 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund, 1978.
Inscribed on title page, in pen and brown ink, "DISEGNI ORIGINALI / RAPPRESENTATI / ALCUNI RITRATTI IN CARICATURA / FATTI DAL CAVALIERE / PIER LEONE GHEZZI / PITTORE ROMANO / TOMO II. / ROMA MDCCLXXX"; some drawings inscribed at lower edge, by the artist with name and description of subject, in pen and brown ink; below each drawing, in another hand, the name of the subject, in pen and brown ink; each leaf numbered at upper right, in pen and brown ink.
Dukes of Wellington; acquired from E.V. Thaw and Co., New York.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 194.
Wellington, Duke of, former owner.