Attributed to Alessandro Allori

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Attributed to Alessandro Allori
1535-1607
Portrait of a Woman
Black chalk on laid paper.
13 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (336 x 235 mm)
Bequest of Charles Ryskamp.
2010.145
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Watermark: Letter "M" surmounted by a star inside shield (similar to Heawood 3026: Rome, ca. 1580).

Provenance: 
Hans Calmann, London; Colnaghi, New York; Charles Ryskamp.
Bibliography: 

Roberta Smith, "The Intimate Grandeur of Old Italian Drawings," review of Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections by WIlliam M. Griswold and Linda Wolk-SImon, New York Times, 14 January 1994, p. C29 (repr.)
Diane De Grazia, review of Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections by William M. Griswold and Linda Wolk-Simon, Master Drawings 33, no. 2, 1995, p. 175.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections, catalogue by William M. Griswold and Linda Wolk-Simon, 1994, no. 30, repr.
New York 1987, no. 29, repr.

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Ryskamp, Charles, former owner.

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