Carlo Maratti

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Carlo Maratti
1625-1713
St. John Preaching; Virgin above in Clouds
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper; trimmed to a rounded arch at top.
5 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches (143 x 200 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 183

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Inscribed in pen and brown ink, at lower right, "Cav. Carlo Maratti".

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Jonathan Richardson Sr. (Lugt 2184); Sir Charles Greville (1763-1836), English army officer (Lugt 549); George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600); 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, IV, 183, repr.

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Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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