School of Peter Paul Rubens

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School of Peter Paul Rubens
Head of a Man Blowing a Horn. Verso: Crowned Head of Juno
Black and red chalk, heightened with white chalk (now rubbed), on paper; trace of a framing line in brown ink; verso in black chalk.
4 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches (104 x 88 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 234a

Inscribed on part of old mount underneath the drawing, in Roupell's hand, in black ink, "RPR / Rubens / Sir Thos Lawrence's Coll. / Sketch for the man blowing the horn in the / picture of the Boar Hunt".

Sir Thomas Lawrence (lugt 2445); Samuel Woodburn (no mark; see Lugt 2584); Lawrence-Woodburn sale, London, Christie's, 4-8 June 1860, one of two in lot 790 (Rubens: "Studies of figures blowing the horn - red chalk and pen [2]" to Roupell for £2.2.0); Robert Prioleau Roupell (Lugt 2234); his sale, London, Christie's, 12-14 July 1887, lot 1128 (Rubens: "Sketch of a Man's Head Blowing a Horn, a female head on the back. From Sir T. Lawrence's Collection": to Riggal for £0.5.0); Dr. Edward Riggal, London; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 6-8 June 1901, one of three in lot 535 (Rubens: "man blowing a horn, from the Roupell collection"; possibly along with Cat. no. 296; to Fairfax Murray for £4.10.0); 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.

Watermark: none.