Copy after Guercino

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Copy after Guercino
Study of Two Women with a Birdcage
Pen and brown ink.
9 1/16 x 12 3/16 inches (230 x 310 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Originally on page 48 of the Braham Album compiled by C.B. Braham, a musician, and presented to his sister Frances Countess Waldegrave.
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, 18th or 19th century, after Guercino (1591-1666).
Copy after Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino. Cento 1591-1666 Bologna

Charles Bampfylde Braham (1822-1884), London; his sister, Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham, Countess Waldegrave (1821-1879), Radstock, Somerset, and Strawberry Hill, Twickenham; on her death the album was returned to her brother and on his death it was sold by Lady Waldegrave's solicitor, R. Macarthur (Macarthurs & Drolling Smith), London, to Sir Edward Lee (1833-1904), London, ca. 1890; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see L. 1509); his son J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Associated names: 

Anonymous, 17th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Braham, Charles Bampfylde, 1823-1884, former owner.
Waldegrave, Frances Elizabeth Anne, Countess, 1821-1879, former owner.
Lee, Edward, 1833-1904, 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.


Marciari, John. Guercino : virtuoso draftsman. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, in association with Paul Holberton Publishing, 2019, no. A14, repr.

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