Marriage of the Virgin
Pen and brown ink, gray-brown wash, ove charcoal, with white opaque watercolor, on cream paper; recto: traces of charcoal, black chalk and brown ink, on paper prepared with brown wash.
7 15/16 x 11 5/8 inches (202 x 295 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
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Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, "Ma! Biazii de gratia ve prego se siati contento da fare ancora uno sposalizio de la madona"; at lower left corner, in black chalk, partly abraded, "J...r..enter".
Jonathan Richardson Sr., London (1665-1745; Lugt 2184); 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.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 22, repr.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.