School of Perugino

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School of Perugino
approximately 1450-1523
Holy Family. Verso: Wooded Landscape with Town at the Foot of Hills
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor, on light gray-brown prepared paper; some outlines inscribed with stylus; verso: brush and brown ink and opaque watercolor.
8 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches (214 x 150 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 11


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Watermark: none.
The figures on the recto derive from "The Adoration of the Magi" in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen, completed by Perugino and assistants in 1496. The painting probably once formed part of the predella of Perugino's San Pietro polyptych.
Copy by a contemporary artist.


Inscribed on mount, at lower center, beneath drawing, in pen and brown ink, by Ottley, "Pietro Perugino"; in graphite, "8 7/8[a fraction] x 6 3/8[a fraction]; ... Manni"; on verso of mount, in pen and brown ink, "4 - #".

William Young Ottley, London (1771-1836; Lugt 2662-65); Charles Sackville Bale, London (1791-1880; no mark; see Lugt 640); perhaps Sir J. C. Robinson, London (1824-1913; Lugt 1433); his sale, May 1902, no. 305, "Raffaelle (school of), Holy Family - pen - from the Ottley collection"; 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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Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836, former owner.
Bale, Charles Sackville, 1791-1880, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 11, repr.

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