Circle of Francesco Squarcione

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Circle of Francesco Squarcione
Sheet of Studies: Heads, Figures, and Horses
Pen and brown ink, white opaque watercolor, over metalpoint, on pink prepared paper.
10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches (276 x 197 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.

Watermark: none.


Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Carpatio"; on mount, beneath drawing, in graphite, by Popham?, "PADUAN SCHOOL, XV CENT.", on lining, removed from mount and now in departmental files, in pen and brown ink, by John Skippe?, "Vittorio Carpaccio was born at Venice and was contemporary with / Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, his principal works are in the school / of Sta Ursula at Venice, where they are now tolerably well preserved: / he died about the year 1500".

Giustiniani collection; unidentified collector (Lugt S. 2798); John B. Skippe (1742-1811; Lugt S. 1529a); his sister Penelope Skippe Martin; by descent to Edward Holland; his sister Mrs. Rayner-Wood; her son Edward Holland-Martin; sale, London, Christie's, 20-21 November 1958, no. 199.
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Skippe, John B., 1742-1811, former owner.
Martin, Penelope Skippe, former owner.
Holland, Edward, former owner.
Raynor-Wood, Mrs. former owner.
Holland-Martin, Edward, former owner.


Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958 & 1959. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1959, p. 87-88.
A review of acquisitions, 1949-1968 / Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : The Library, 1969, p. 171.

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