Attributed to Hans Rottenhammer

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Attributed to Hans Rottenhammer
Three Female Allegories (Truth and Prudence Overcoming Vice)
Pen and gray-brown ink, gray-brown wash, over black chalk, on paper.
6 5/8 x 6 inches (169 x 152 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 27b

Inscribed beneath the figures, in pen and brown ink, from left to right, "veritta; prudencia; vicio". At lower right, in brown ink, "Cav. Carlo Ridalfi". At lower right, in graphite, "Zelotti?"; at lower right corner, in graphite, "47(?)". At upper left corner, in graphite, "59 // 9"

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 visible through lining.
Formerly attributed to Giambattista Zelotti, Verona 1526-1578 Mantua.
The current attribution to Rottenhammer was suggested by Peter Dreyer.

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Zelotti, Gian Battista, 1526-1578, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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