Guido Reni

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Guido Reni
1575-1642
Torso
Black and white chalk, on gray paper.
14 5/8 x 9 15/16 inches (371 x 252 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1961.34
Inscription: 

Inscribed on verso of an old lining, in pen and brown ink, "Guido Reni per il Crocifisso dei Cappucini di Bologna uno dei più".

Provenance: 
Count Moriz von Fries, Vienna (blind stamp, Lugt 2903); Jean-Baptiste-Florentin-Gabriel de Meryan, Marquis de Lagoy, Aix-en-Provence (Lugt 1710); probably Thomas Dimsdale, London (Lugt 2426); Sir Thomas Lawrence (blind stamp, Lugt 2445); Herbert N. Bier, London.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Eleventh Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1961. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1961, p. 82.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 164.
100 Master drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum. München : Hirmer, 2008, no. 21, repr. [Kurt Zeitler]

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Watermark: none.
Study for the Christ in the "Crucifixion", Pinacoteca, Bologna.

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