Filippo Lippi

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Filippo Lippi
approximately 1406-1469
St. Matthew in His Study
ca. 1435
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper prepared with red chalk wash.
4 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches (111 x 113 mm)
Gift of Otto Manley.

Watermark: none.


Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Raphael Urbino"; at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "Corregio"; on mount, at lower right, below drawing, in pen and brown ink, "N ̊2"; at lower right, in graphite, "Ecole de Fil. Lippi"; on verso of mount, in pen and brown ink, with Richardson's pressmarks, "AA 48. / 9"; in pen and blue ink, "Annibale Carracci (cancelled)"; in graphite, "Raphael (cancelled) / Schy[...]in Filippo".

Possibly Sebastiano Resta (1635-1714), Rome; Jonathan Richardson Sr. (1665-1745), London (Lugt 2183); Prince Johann Georg of Saxony (1869-1938), Dresden (see Lugt S. 1162c); sale, Stuttgart, Kunstkabinett Ketterer, 26-28 October 1949, no. 1022; Walter Hugelshofer (1899-1987), Zurich, Switzerland; Otto Manley (1904-1989), Vienna and Scarsdale, New York.
Associated names: 

Resta, Sebastiano, former owner.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Johann Georg, Prince of Saxony, 1869-1938, former owner.
Hugelshofer, Walter, 1899- former owner.
Manley, Otto, 1904-1989, former owner.


Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 17.
Selected references: New York 1965-66, no. 1; Degenhart and Schmitt 1968-2010, 2: no. 351; Marchini 1975, 217; Fellows Report 18 1978, 273-74; Ruda 1993, 329-31 and no. D1; De Marchi et al. 1994, fig. 7.
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. I: The Italian Renaissance. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965, no. I, repr.
Bernhard Degenhart and Annegrit Schmitt, Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen 1300-1450, Berlin, 1968, Part I, vol. II, 432, no. 351, pl. 299b.
Giuseppe Marchini, Filippo Lippi, Milan, 1976, 217, letter C, fig. 176.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 273-274.

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