Giulio Romano

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Giulio Romano
Design for a Panel with the Arms of Cardinal Hercules Gonzaga
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper.
15 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches (396 x 235 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 16

Watermark: none visible through lining.


Inscribed in the banderole above cardinal's hat, at upper center, in pen and brown ink, by the artist, "HERC[ULES] GON[ZAGA] CAR[DINALE]"; on mount, at lower center, in pen and brown ink, in Richardson's hand?, "Giulio Romano"; on verso of mount, at top, in pen and brown ink, Richardson's pressmarks, "H.54 / Y.8 / N.30 / GG.31 / S."; in lower right corner, in graphite, "true Drawing design for [...] / M.-Ph.../ true & very spirited B"; in red ink, "Lot 1794"; elsewhere, in pencil, "331; 331/4; No. 21: 87".

Jonathan Richardson Sr. (1665-1745; Lugt 2184); Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792; Lugt 2364); his sale, London, H. Phillips, 5 March 1798, no. 1784; sale, London, Christie's, 24 April 1891, no. 115, "Giulio Romano ..."; J. C. Robinson (1824-1913; Lugt 1433); his sale, May 1902, no. 331, "Giulio Romano,..Ornamental design with inscription "Haerc gon car"- from Sir J. Reynolds and J. Richardson, Junior, collections" bought with three others by Fairfax Murray for £10.10.0"; 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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Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
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, 16, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. I: The Italian Renaissance. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965, no. 79, repr.

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