Attributed to Ercole Procaccini
1605-1675 or 80
Head of a Man in Profile and the Head of a Putto Looking Downward. Verso: Sketch of a niche
Red and black chalk on paper; verso: pen and brown ink over black chalk.
7 3/8 x 5 15/16 inches (187 x 151 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
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Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, "D'Arpino".
Sir Thomas Lawrence, according to inscription on verso (no mark; see Lugt 2445); George Laporte, New York (Lugt 1170); his sale, New York, Plaza Art Galleries, 1968, part of lot 92 (as Cavaliere d'Arpino); from whom acquired by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).