Giuseppe Passeri

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Giuseppe Passeri
1654-1714
Olympus
Red chalk and red chalk wash, with white, cream and gray opaque watercolor, over pen and black ink, on tan paper.
7 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches (194 x 292 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 185
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower right in pen and black ink, "Mola"; crossed out in graphite.

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, 185, repr.

Notes: 

Made up by artist with large section at upper center containing figures of Jove and his eagle.

Associated names: 

Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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