Netherlandish School

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Netherlandish School
16th century
Half-Length Portrait of a Woman of the Sassetta Family, Wife of Agnolo Marucelli
Metalpoint on laid paper prepared with white-gray ground.
7 3/16 x 5 1/8 inches (182 x 130 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 262

Watermark: none visible through lining.


Inscribed at lower edge, in an early hand (16th century?), in brown ink, "trad ... Sassetti Dona ... [Ag]nolo Marucelli".

George Skene of Skene; his sale, Sotheby's, 28 April 1898, probably lot 117 (Italian master of the 16th century, "Half-length of a lady, with headdress and veil"; to Colnaghi for £3.10.0); 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.
Associated names: 

Beham, Barthel, 1502-1540, School of, Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, French School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Skene, George, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 10, no. 13, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 262, repr. (ascribed to Barthel Beham)

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