Piero di Cosimo

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Piero di Cosimo
Seated Nude
ca. 1495-1505
Metalpoint, with white opaque watercolor, on laid paper prepared with an ochre ground
4 1/2 x 2 5/8 in (114 x 68 mm)
Purchased on the Seligman Fund with the special assistance of Margot Gordon.

Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "[A]lberto Duro."

Doge Nicolò Sagredo (1606-1676), Venice, by ca. 1651; his brother, Stefano Sagredo, Venice; his son, Zaccaria Sagredo (1653-1729), Venice; his nephew, Gherado Sagredo (d. 1738), Venice, until 1738; his wife, Cecilia Grimani Calergi Sagredo (d. 1805), until ca. 1743; private collection, Lyon; dismembered album sold at auction in Lyon, ca. 1919; Margot Gordon, New York.
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Sagredo, Nicolò, 1606-1676, former owner.
Sagredo, Stefano, former owner.
Sagredo, Zaccaria, 1653-1729, former owner.
Sagredo, Gherado, -1738, former owner.
Sagredo, Cecilia Grimani Calergi, -1805, former owner.
Gordon, Margot, former owner.


Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 26.
Selected references: New York 1996, no. 1; Geronimus 2006, 97, 309n133; Florence 2015, 51, no. 63.

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