Follower of Parmigianino

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Follower of Parmigianino
1503-1540
Fountain with Two Nude Reclining Youths in a Grotto
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in pen and brown ink.
6 5/8 x 8 1/16 inches (168 x 204 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 26
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Inscribed in lower left corner, in pen and gray ink, "37"; on verso, in red chalk, "School / Parmigianino / 185".

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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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Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Francesco Primaticcio, Bologna 1504/5-1570 Paris.

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