Italian School

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Italian School
16th century
Antique Military Ruler in Consultation with Five Further Figures
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing lines in pen and brown ink.
10 11/16 x 7 7/8 inches (270 x 200 mm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gilberto Munguia.

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Inscribed at upper right in pen and brown ink (cropped); on circular label pasted over red ink onto recto, in pen and brown ink, "No 60 / Inventar / 14; "on verso, at top, in pen and brown ink, "...di 10 giugno 1664 /...francesco gosep iervrtughe(?) consamatiam fecit / 94" [CONSERVATION LAB to look at]
Watermark: Letters "LC" over fragment of shield.

Unknown collector G.F. (black stamp with letters "G.F." in a rectangle at lower left); unknown German/Swiss/Austrian collector, possibly identical with the previous (his label with inventory number on recto); Mr. and Mrs. Harriet K. (d. 2005) and Gilberto Munguia, New York.

The drawing entered the collection as by Giulio Romano, though it is certainly not by him. The coarse draftsmanship suggests that it is a copy, possibly of a façade fresco such as those painted by Polidoro da Caravaggio (ca. 1499-ca. 1543), since the figures are seen di sotto in sù.


The drawing entered the collection as by Giulio Romano (ca. 1499-1546).

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Anonymous, Italian School, 17th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Romano, Giulio, 1499-1546, Formerly attributed to.
Munguia, Gilberto, former owner.
Munguia, Gilberto, Mrs., former owner.

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