Attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni

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Attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni
approximately 1496-approximately 1528
Cumaean Sibyl with a Dog
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor, with stylus indentations, on light brown toned paper. Upper right corner made up.
8 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches (215 x 138 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 12

Watermark: none.


Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, rafel d'urbin; on verso, at lower center, in pen and brown ink, Bm(?) /25//50 (fraction); at upper center, in pen and brown ink, 28(?); in graphite, 2209.

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (1665-1745), London (Lugt 2183); Philippe Huart (d. about 1869), Paris (?) (Lugt 2084 (?)); 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.
Associated names: 

Raphael, 1483-1520, Formerly attributed to.
Agostino Veneziano, active 1509-1536, After.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Huart, Philippe, -1869, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Charles Fairfax Murray, Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray (J. Pierpont Morgan Collection), 4 vols, London 1905-1912, vol. 4, no. 12, repr. (Raphael, study for the engraving by Antonio (sic) Veneziano, Bartsch 123).
A.E. Popham and Johannes Wilde, Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, London, 1950, p. 319, under no. 815 (School of Raphael; possibly a pendant to Windsor drawing inv. no. 0415).