Amico Aspertini

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Amico Aspertini
1474-1552
Two Scenes from the Arch of Septimus Severus. Verso: Group of Five Goats and a Funerary Urn
Pen and brown ink on paper; verso: pen and brown ink, red chalk.
16 3/4 x 10 15/16 inches (400 x 277 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 7

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Inscribed at lower right, in pen and brown ink, "Trecitellionio"; on verso, on urn, in pen and brown ink, "TI CLAVDIO / FORTVNATO / EPEPTO. FATIS / NIQVISSIMT/S" (probably intended as a correction to ...MVS); at lower left, in graphite, "4".

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Unidentified collector (black circular stamp at upper right ); Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), Edinburgh and London (according to Fairfax Murray, IV, no. 4); 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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New York 1936-37; Bober and Rubinstein 1986, 214, no. 181, no. 181c; Bologna 1988, 221, n. 38, 223, no. 6; Faietti 1991, 153, 156, 157, no. 10; Kügelgen 1992, 443; Faietti and Nesselrath 1995, 81; Faietti and Scaglietti Kelescian 1995, 235, no. 18.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 7, repr. (recto), IV, 4, repr. (verso).

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Watermark: none.
I, 7 (recto) and IV, 4 (verso).
Formerly attributed to Antonio da Sangallo.

Associated names: 

Sangallo, Antonio da, approximately 1455-1534 or 1535, Formerly attributed to.
Robinson, John Charles, Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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