Workshop of Taddeo Zuccaro

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Workshop of Taddeo Zuccaro
Julius III Restoring the Duchy of Parma to Ottavio Farnese
ca. 1562-1563
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper. Drawing lined overall with laid paper.
13 5/16 x 18 1/4 inches (338 x 464 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 23

Possibly attributed to Workshop of Taddeo Zucarri.


Inscribed at lower right, in graphite, "T (or F) Zucaro; on verso of lining, in graphite, 10".
Watermark: Anchor? in a circle.

John Thane (1748-1818; Lugt 1544), London; Reverend Dr. Henry Wellesley (1791-1866; no mark; see Lugt 1384), Oxford; his sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1866, lot 2074; probably Hogarth & Sons, London; Sir William Richard Drake (1817-1890; no mark; see Lugt 736), London and Oatlands Lodge, Weybridge, Surrey; his sale, Christie's, London, 25 May 1892, lot 389, 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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Thane, John, 1748-1818, former owner.
Wellesley, Henry, 1791-1866, former owner.
Drake, William Richard, Sir, 1817-1890, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.


Selected references: Fairfax Murray 1905-12, 1: no. 23 (as Taddeo Zuccaro); Gere 1969, 200, under no. 208 (as copy after Taddeo Zuccaro) ; Middletown 1969, no. 15 (as Taddeo Zuccaro); Paris 1969, 38, under no. 35 (as copy after Taddeo Zuccaro); Milwaukee 1989-90, 139 (as copy after Taddeo Zuccaro).
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 23.

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