Attributed to Giulio Romano

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Attributed to Giulio Romano
God the Father in Glory Surrounded by Angels in a Lunette
Pen and brown ink and wash, with lead white opaque watercolor, on light brown paper; squared in black chalk. Drawing is lined overall.
7 7/16 x 10 15/16 inches (189 x 277 mm; maximum dimensions)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 19

Watermark: Overlapping watermarks from lining; one is grapes, the other, anchor in a circle.

Everhard Jabach (no mark; see Lugt 2959-2960); his inventory, folio 45 no. 36, "Giulio Romano - Dieu le Père en demi-rond avec plusieurs anges et séraphins autour de lui à la plume lavé et haussé sur papier bistré long de 13 1/2 et haut de 9 2/3 pouces 50 livres"; Gerhard Michael Jabach; sale, Amsterdam, 16 October 1753, lot 236, to Walraven, unidentified English collector; McGouan?; 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, 19, repr.


An attribution to Raffaellino Del Colle, Colle nr. Borgo San Sepolcro 1490-1556 Borgo San Sepolcro, has also been suggested.
Study after a lunette by Raphael in the loggia of the Vatican.

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