Attributed to Marco Tintoretto

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Attributed to Marco Tintoretto
Two Seated Nude Figures. Verso: Semi-reclining Nude Figure with a Fragmentary Study of Another Nude
ca. 1590
Black chalk on blue paper, faded to gray.
8 x 2 1/4 inches (203 x 312 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 75


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Inscribed on recto, at upper right, and on the verso, at upper left, in black chalk, by the artist, "marco"; inscribed in another hand, on recto, at lower right, and on verso, at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "G Tintoretto".

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792; Lugt 2364); 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.

Michiaki Koshikawa. Review of Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice. Master Drawings, vol. 58, no. 2 (Summer 2020), p. 250, repr.
John Marciari, Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice, New York, 2018, no. 68, figs. 109-110, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 75, recto repr.


Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Jacopo Tintoretto, Venice 1519-1594 Venice.

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Tintoretto, 1518-1594, Formerly attributed to.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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