Follower of Perugino

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Follower of Perugino
approximately 1450-1523
Study for the Head of St. Lawrence
ca. 1496-1520
Metalpoint, brush and red ink, brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, on paper prepared with brown.
8 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (224 x 173 mm; exclusive of lining which extends beyond drawing); 9 x 7 inches (228 x 179 mm; with lining)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 10

Watermark: none visible through lining.
Copy after Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, called Perugino, Citta della Pieve 1450-1523 Fontignano.


Inscribed on verso of lining, at upper center, in pen and brown ink, "Pietro Perugino".

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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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, 10.
Dervaux, Isabelle. Drawing connections: Baselitz, Kelly, Penone, Rockburne, and the old masters. New York: Morgan Library & Museum, 2007, p. 31, 34 (repr.)

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