Attributed to Guido Reni

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Attributed to Guido Reni
Study for the Head of the Magdalen
Red chalk, over black chalk, on paper; figure studies in pen and iron gall ink showing, and in some spots burning, through from verso; traces of framing line in green ink, more recent framing line in black ink on lining.
11 1/4 x 10 3/16 inches (286 x 259 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 162
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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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 162, repr.

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