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.
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.