Cantaro, Maria Teresa, Lavinia Fontana, Bolognese: "Pittora Singolare" 1552-1614, Milan, 1989.
Lavinia Fontana 1552-1614, ex. cat., Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, 1994.
One of 19 drawings in an album of portrait studies by Fontana (IV, 158a-s), including the artist's self-portrait (IV, 158). Album description: dark blue goatskin, tooled in gold, 14 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches (334 x 284 mm).
This drawing appears on folio 9. The elaborate ruffle depicted in the present drawing, as well as the stylized and upturned ends of the sitter's mustache, suggest the social rank of a young nobleman. Cantaro compares this drawing with the Portrait of a Soldier in Armor, painted by Fontana in the late 16th century, now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (inv. 460).
Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802, former owner.
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865, former owner.
Palmerston, Emily Lamb, Viscountess, 1787-1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, 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.