Pietro Testa

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Pietro Testa
1611-1650
Gods and Goddesses on Clouds
Pen and brown ink, with black chalk, over red chalk, on paper; framing line in black ink.
10 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (270 x 419 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 180g
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left, in pen and black ink, "Au(or v)[u superscript] 60006"; at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "pietro testa".

Provenance: 
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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Not in Fairfax Murray catalog.

Associated names: 

Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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