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Italian School
16th century
Penitent St. Jerome in a Landscape, after Muziano
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper. Laid down on old mount.
21 1/2 x 16 inches (547 x 406 mm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Abrams

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Watermark: none visible through lining.


Inscribed on mount, just beneath drawing, at center, in pen and brown ink, "Girolo [o superscript]: Mutiano"; on verso of mount, in pen and brown ink, "J:B. No [o superscript]: 184 / 21 1/2 by 16 / Girolamo Mutiano was born at Aquafredda in 1528. was at first a Disciple / of Giro [o superscript]: Romanino; afterwards studied particularly the works of MichelAngelo, / & Titian whose manner is very visible in this Landskip. in St [t superscript]: Peters at Rome / are four Pictures of Saints, Hermits, in Landskips of which this is One; and / also a fine One of St [t superscript]: Albert in the Church of San Martino dei Monti. J.B.. / The four Landskips were engraved by Cornelius Cort in 1573".

John Barnard (d. 1784), London (Lugt 1419); John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), London (Lugt 1507); Mathias Komor (1909-1984), New York; Bernard Houthakker (1884-1963), Amsterdam (1972 catalogue, no. 31, repr., as "contemporary copy after the print by Cornelis Cort after Muziano"); Maida and George Abrams, Newton, Ma., by whom presented.
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Muziano, Girolamo, 1532-1592, Formerly attributed to.
Barnard, John, Sir, 1685-1764, former owner.
Heseltine, J. P. (John Postle), 1843-1929, former owner.
Komor, Mathias, 1909-1984, former owner.
Abrams, George, former owner.
Abrams, Maida, former owner.


Charles Ryskamp, ed., Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library 1984-1986, New York, 1989, pp. 350-351 (Italian School; after Cort's engraving of Muziano's design).

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