Imitator of Raphael

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Imitator of Raphael
1483-1520
Discussion Among a Group of Figures, One of Them, at Left, Reading a Note
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white sopaque watercolor, over black chalk, on paper; additional touches of red chalk.
10 3/16 x 14 9/16 inches (258 x 370 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 14
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Inscribed in upper left corner, in pen and brown ink, "30"; on verso of lining, in graphite, "6".

Provenance: 
George Guy, Earl of Warwick (1818-1893; Lugt 2600); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 21 May 1896, lot 297 "Various Compositions, after Raffaelle", one of three; 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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 14, repr.

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