Giovanni Lanfranco

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Giovanni Lanfranco
St. Sylvester and the Dragon
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
13 13/16 x 10 inches (351 x 253 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 159

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, "4 //...caracci...[illegible]"; on recto of mount, in pen and brown ink, "b.1560.d.1609.Bologna. // Annibale Carracci".

Jonathan Richardson Sr. (Lugt 2184); Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford, London and Packington Old Hall, Meriden, Warwickshire (Lugt 58); probably his sale, London, Christie's, 17-18 July 1893; 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, IV, 159, repr. (as Annibale Carracci)


Formerly attributed to Annibale Carracci.

Associated names: 

Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609, Formerly attributed to.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Aylesford, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1786-1859, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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