Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens
1577-1640
Profile Head of an Old Man (Niccolò da Uzzano)
ca. 1600-1608
Red chalk, with wet brush, over oil paint, with traces of white chalk, on laid paper.
8 13/16 x 6 5/16 inches (224 x 160 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 234
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Inscribed at lower left, by the artist, in red chalk, "Nicolo da Uzzano". Numbered on verso, in graphite, "173".
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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: 

Tuinen, Ilona van. Power and Grace : Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2018, no. 2 (repr.)
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 234.
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. 138-139, no. 297, repr.

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