Italian School

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Italian School
15th century
Design for a Carved Stall with Five Intarsia Panels
ca. 1475-1520
Pen and brown ink and wash with blue watercolor, over ruled stylus indentations in the architecture, on paper. Perimeter mounted.
12 5/8 x 19 1/4 inches (320 x 489 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 86

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Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink (visible through a window cut into back of mount), "[longara dela sponda del prosbiterio braca . e onzi 3 / Alteza(Andrea) del seder onzi ii largeza del seder dala (last three cancelled) / del muro del seder dal muro fino aloro del conez / braca I onzi 4 Alteza datera braca 6 onzi /3/(cancelled) / Alteza datera fina abroznso braca 6 onzi 3."

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), London (Lugt 2445); Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), Edinburgh and London (Lugt 1433); possibly his sale, Christie's, London, Manson & Woods, 14 May 1902, part of lot 442 (as anonymous, with four others) "Ornamental Design for Wall Decoration--pen drawings on both sides of paper"; bought by Murray for £3.15.0; 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.

Selected references: Fairfax Murray 1905-12, 1: no. 86 (as Unknown); Detroit 1960, 22, no.49.

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Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent., Alternate attribution.
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, 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.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

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