A Study of a Seated Woman Seen From Below and Another Study of Her Head
Black chalk, white chalk, on blue laid paper, perimeter mounted to modern paper.
11 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches (283 x 220 mm)
Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray.
Possibly Doge Nicolo Sagredo (1606-1676)< Venice, by ca. 1654; possibly by descent to his brother Stefano Sagredo (1626-1685), Venice; by descent to his son, Zaccaria Sagredo (1653-1729), Venice [it is alterntely possible that Zaccaria was the first Sagredo owner]; by descent to his nephew, Gerardo Sagredo (1692-1738); by descent to his wife, Cecilia Sagredo (born 1686, nee Grimani); possibly sold to the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, ca. 1743; to Jean-Jacques de Boisseau (1736-1810), Lyon, ca. 1802; by descent; sold to a private collector, Lyon, ca. 1919; by descent to his grand-nephew; Christie's, Monaco, 2 July 1993, lot 21; Henning Hoesch (b. 1940); Sotheby's, London, 6 July 2010, lot 13; acquired through Francois Bourne by Richard and Mary L. Gray.
Gray, Richard, 1928-2018, former owner.
Gray, Mary L. (Mary Lackritz), former owner.