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.

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.


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

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.
Associated names: 

Resta, Sebastiano, former owner.
Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716, former owner.
Koch, Victor, former owner.
Koch, Flora, former owner.
Grassi, Luigi, 1913- former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.


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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