Jacopo Ligozzi

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Jacopo Ligozzi
Presentation in the Temple
ca. 1594
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, with gold, extensively and finely pricked, on paper.
9 3/4 x 7 1/16 inches (245 x 190 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Alice Tully.

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Inscribed on mount at left, in graphite, "Adoration of the Infant Jesus"; at right, in graphite, "Jacopo Ligozzi"; below this, at center, in pen and brown ink, "Jacopo Ligozzi"; on verso of mount at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Out of the collection of Count Geloso / 1827 WE - Ld[d superscript] Hampden's colln[n superscript] P N 20x"; at upper right beside a slight sketch of a profile of a frame?, in graphite, "10/0 (a fraction)"; at center, in graphite, "Jacopo Ligozzi"; on old backing, removed and now in departmental files, in pen and brown ink, "Jacopo LIGOZZI, born at Verona c. 1543, / died after 1632 / Out of the Collection of Count Geloso / and Lord Hampden's colln[n superscript]. P n ̊204. / and coll. W.E. 1827, + By Jacopo Ligozzi"; in another hand, in pen and brown ink, marked with a cross and intended as an insert after the "W.E. 1827", + W.E.= William Esdaile". There is also a printed label, removed from old backing and now in departmental files, which reads, "Richard Jeffreys, Carver, Gilder, Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, Picture Dealer, Printseller and Gold Beater, Wholesale & Retail, No. 88, Bold Street, Liverpool".

Count Gelosi, Turin (Lugt 545); John, Viscount Hampden, Glynde Place (Lugt 1239); William Esdaile, London (1758-1837; see Lugt 2617); his sale, London, Christie's, 20 June 1840, lot 442, as Ligozzi "The Presentation in the Temple, heightened with gold, from Count Gelosi's and Lord Hampden's Collections; Richard Jeffreys, Liverpool?; Peter Rowlands, London.
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Gelosi, Count, former owner.
Hampden, John, Viscount, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Jeffreys, Richard, former owner.
Rowlands, Peter, former owner.
Tully, Alice, 1902-1993, donor.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 117.

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