Circle of Amico Aspertini

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Circle of Amico Aspertini
Mythological Frieze with Reclining Woman, an Infant, and a Snake in a Bowl
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, on paper; framing line in black chalk.
5 7/16 x 15 1/4 inches (143 x 384 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 33a

Inscribed in lower left corner, in graphite, "14"; on verso of lining, in graphite, "2041 / 12".

Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850), England (according to Fairfax Murray); 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.

The drawing is by the same hand as inv. no. IV, 33 and the two may well once have formed part of a single long frieze. For further comments, see the record for IV, 33.


Frommel 1968, 71, no. 25, XIIIa.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 33, repr.


Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Agostino Busti, called Il Bambaia, 1483-1548.
In Fairfax Murray's time the drawings were given to Bambaia, Busto Arsizio ca. 1483-1548 Milan.
Formerly attributed to Baldassare Peruzzi.
On same mat with IV, 33.

Associated names: 

Peruzzi, Baldassarre, 1481-1536, Formerly attributed to.
Bambaia, 1483-1548, Formerly attributed to.
Adolphus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Cambridge, 1774-1850, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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