Timoteo Viti

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Timoteo Viti
1469-1523
Male Nude Seated on Ground, Turned to the Right
Black chalk, with smudging, white chalk on laid paper.
9 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches (238 x 264 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 13
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "timoteo"; on verso of lining, in graphite, "No [o superscript] 73".

Provenance: 
Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau, London (1840-1892; no mark; see Lugt 2473); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 December 1889, no. 1135, as Viti; 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.
Bibliography: 

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 13, repr.

Notes: 

Watermark: Scissors. Hard to decipher in beta. Watermark, beta radiograph.

Associated names: 

Thibaudeau, Alphonse Wyatt, 1840-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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