Alonso Cano

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Alonso Cano
Holy Family
Pen and brown ink, and wash, over black chalk, on laid paper.
6 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches (175 x 190 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 126

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Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower left, "Cano"; in black chalk at lower edge beneath Virgin, "CANO".
Watermark: Three stacked circles surmounted by a small crown; cross in top circle with griffons on each side, possibly "W" in middle circle, letter "B" in bottom circle. Damages in paper make watermark hard to read.

J.C. Robinson (Lugt 1433); 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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Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 126.

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