Jacopo da Pontormo

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Jacopo da Pontormo
1494-1556.
Standing Male Nude Seen from the Back, and Two Seated Nudes. Verso: Striding Nude with Arms Raised
ca. 1520
Red chalk with stumping, on laid paper; verso: black, red, and white chalk.
15 15/16 x 8 3/4 inches (405 x 224 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows with the special assistance of Mrs. Carl Stern and Janos Scholz.
1954.4

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Inscribed at lower left, in pen and black ink, "Jacopo da Pontormo"; at lower right, in pen and brown ink with A. J. Dezallier d'Argenville's inventory number, "334"; on verso, at lower left, in black, "2550"; beneath this, in pen and brown ink with A. J. Dezallier d'Argenville's inventory number, "335 (except for last digit mostly effaced)".
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Possibly Filippo Baldinucci (1625-1697), Florence; Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville, Paris (1680-1765; his paraphe recto and verso; see Lugt 669); his sale, Paris, 18-28 January 1779, part of lot 7; Henry Scipio Reitlinger (1882-1950), London; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 December 1953, lot 84; Hans M. Calmann (1899-1982), London; from whom purchased in London in 1954.
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Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 90.
Selected references: London 1953, no. 55; Scharf 1953, 352; Fellows Report 5 1954, 65-68; Grieg 1954, 132; Gamba 1956, 11; New York and elsewhere 1957, no. 86; New York 1959, no. 16; Berenson 1961, no. 2256 H; Cox- Rearick 1964, nos. 188 and 189; New York 1965-66, no. 76; Poughkeepsie 1968, no. 20; Kramer 1972, 79; Goldstein 1973, 135-37; Stampfle 1974, no. 4; Los Angeles 1976, no. 25; Cox-Rearick 1981, nos. 188 and 189; New York 1981, no. 18; Modena and Rennes 1990, under no. 21; In August Company 1993, no. 6; Costamagna 1994, 12n9, 139-41; Labbé and Bicart-Sée 1996, 97, nos. 334-35; New York 2006, no. 14; Munich 2008-9, no. 13.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Sixth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1955, p. 65-68.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 161.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 14, p. 32-33.
100 Master drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum. München : Hirmer, 2008, no. 13, repr. [Rhoda Eitel-Porter]

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