Enea Vico

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Enea Vico
River-God after the Antique (Tiber)
ca. 1540-1542
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on laid paper; fragment of a framing line at lower edge in pen and black ink.
7 1/16 x 12 1/16 inches (178 x 306 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 50a

Watermark: none.


Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, with the artist's monogram, "AE.V. (the first two letters ligated)".

Dr. Edward J. Riggall (-1901 or before); his sale, Sotheby's, London, 8 June 1901, part of lot 481, "Aeneas Vico. Allegorical Figures of the Tiber, and the Nile, pen and ink (2)"; 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.
Associated names: 

Riggall, Edward, 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, 4: 50; Brummer 1970, 191-95; Bober and Rubinstein 1986, 103, under no. 66 (as E. Vico?); Bodon 1997, 72-73; Bonn 1998-99, 232; Monbeig Goguel 1999, 56; Los Angeles 2007, 87, no. 74; Bober and Rubinstein 2010, 113, under no. 66 (as E. Vico?); New York 2019, 21.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 50, repr.

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