Palma il Giovane

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Palma il Giovane
1544-1628
Portrait of Andriana Palma
1591
Black, red and white chalk, over five vertical lines traced with a stylus, on paper.
10 15/16 x 7 5/16 inches (276 x 185 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 85
Inscription: 

Inscribed at upper left, in black chalk, "1591 / A Di 8 / DECE[m]B[re] SI MA/RITO / IL 9(?) / [...]"; at upper right, in pen and brown ink, "Andriana / palma 1591 / decebris"; at lower right in brown ink, "Carleto Caliari f: 1591"; on verso of drawing, in graphite, "1693".

Provenance: 
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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 85, repr.

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Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Carlo Caliari.

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