Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio
Head of a Youth
Pen and brown ink and wash on paper; remnant of framing line in pen and brown ink at left.
7 x 6 1/2 inches (178 x 165 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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.
Watermark: Angel or eagle n circle.
Formerly attributed to the circle of Leonardo da Vinci, Anchiano near Vinci 1452-1519 Amboise near Tours.