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German School
15th century
Seven Women's Heads, Elaborately Coiffed. Verso: Seven women's heads
ca. 1480
Pen and black ink.
4 3/16 x 5 7/8 inches (107 x 149 mm)
Thaw Collection.
1976.47

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Inscribed on band of headdress of second head from left: "VOTAS dNM".

Provenance: 
Le General Comte Antoine-Françoise Andreossi (Lugt 119); his sale, Paris, Hôtel des Commisaire-Priseurs, 13-16 April 1864, lot 47 ("anonyme de l'école flamande xv siécle"); Ambroise Firmin-Didot (Lugt 119); his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 16 April - 12 May 1877, lot 52 ("attribué a Lucas de Leyde"); Freiherr Maximilian von Heyl zu Herrnsheim (Lugt 2879); his sale, Stuttgart, H. G. Gutekunst, 25-26 May 1903, lot 68, repr. (as Dirk Bouts); Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 153, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Cara D. Denison. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 9, repr.
Exhibition of Old Master Drawings, P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., London, 1971, no. 7, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 249-250.

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Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Burgkmair, Hans, 1473-1531, Formerly attributed to.
Andréossy, Antoine-François, comte, 1761-1828, former owner.
Firmin-Didot, Ambroise, 1790-1876, former owner.
Heyl zu Herrnsheim, Maximilian von, Freiherr, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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