Ottavio Leoni

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Ottavio Leoni
approximately 1578-1630
Portrait of Cardinal Camillo Borghese
Black and white chalk, on paper prepared with a blue wash.
8 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches (219 x 159 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 24

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Inscribed on verso, in pen and brown ink, "S.R Cardinalo Camillo Borghese".
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William Mayor, London (Lugt 2799); 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.
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Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 24, repr.

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