Palma il Giovane

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Palma il Giovane
1544-1628
Portrait of Belisario Palma Turned to the Left. Verso: Portrait of Belisario Palma Turned to the Right
Pen and brown ink, over red and black chalk, on paper; framing line in gray-brown ink; verso: pen and brown ink, over red chalk.
5 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches (145 x 98 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 82:5

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Inscribed at top, in pen and brown ink, "del 1605 adi 17 nove[m]bre finito / Belisario Palma di ingegno ellevato / di etta di ani quatro e mesi sinque / che tanto vi[s]se"; at lower right, in pen and brown ink, "1601 adi 18 zugno / naque il giov[an]e[e superscript] / Belisario".

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Charles Fairfax Murray, London; from whom purchased in London in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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