Workshop of Perugino

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Workshop of Perugino
approximately 1450-1523
Prophet David
ca. 1500
Pen and brown ink.
8 3/8 x 5 11/16 inches (213 x 144 mm)
Thaw Collection.
1976.42
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower right corner, in pen and brown ink, with Resta-Somers number, "g. 120".

Provenance: 
Padre Sebastiano Resta, Milan (1635-1714; see Lugt 2992a); John, Lord Somers (1650-1716; Lugt 2981); Victor Koch; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 29 June 1949, lot 20, as Perugino; Mrs. Flora Koch; sale, London, Christie's, 18 April 1967, lot 140, as Perugino; Luigi Grassi, Florence (Lugt 1095); from whom purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw, New York.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 284, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Cara D. Denison. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 3, repr. (After Pietro Perugino, The Prophet Jeremiah)
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 283.
Denison, Cara D. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, p. 274, repr.

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Watermark: none on drawing. Fragment of Pro Patria watermark on mount.
After a tondo in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, which was once part of Perugino's polyptych in San Pietro, Perugia, commissioned in 1495 and completed in 1500.

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