According to the entry in the 1988 Baskett & Day catalogue from which this drawing was purchased, David Ekserdjian had rejected a former attribution to Parmigianino and instead proposed one to a member of the Campi family. The drawing was subsequently sold with an attribution to Antonio Campi (1523-1587), although it seems closer to the work of Bernardino, who was not related to Giulio and Antonio Campi, though he did train with the former.
Head of a Bearded Man Looking Down
Black chalk on laid paper.
3 3/8 x 2 9/16 inches (85 x 65 mm) in decorative ivory frame
Bequest of Charles Ryskamp.
Baskett & Day, Ltd., London (dealer's catalogue, New York and London, November-December 1988, no. 9); from whom purchased by Charles Ryskamp, New York.