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Italian School
16th century
Sketches after Raphael's Chigi Chapel in S. Maria della Pace. Verso: Three Registers with Antique Motifs, including Soldiers
Pen and brown ink on paper; verso: pen and brown ink.
5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches (146 x 107 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
II, 25c

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Inscribed at upper right, in pen and brown ink, "13"; on verso, at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "venator".

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.
One of thirty four sixteenth-century Italian drawings formerly mounted in a nineteenth-century album, the Cesare da Sesto Album.
After frescoes in pendentives and spandrels of Pyche Loggia in Villa Farnesina, painted by Raphael and workshop ca. 1516-17.

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Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Raphael, 1483-1520, After.

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