Celestial Venus (recto); Main Hall, Baths of Diocletian (verso)
Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)
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Pen and brown ink (recto), and pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash and black chalk (verso), on ivory laid paper
Inscribed recto, lower left and right, in pen and brown ink: “Francis Veruzio”; verso, lower left, in pen and black ink: “FRANCESCO VERLA/ lived early 16. cent."; lower right, in graphite: “Verla, Francesco/ 9 x 4”
23 × 10.2 cm (9 1/16 × 4 1/16 in.)
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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The Art Institute of Chicago, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age”, September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020, pp. 92-93, 98 (ill.), 302, cat. 29, cat. by Victoria Sancho Lobis, et. al.
Sold, Puttick & Simpson, Oct. 23, 1914, to William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamp (Lugt 5308), recto, lower left, in black] to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection [stamp (Lugt 1230b) verso, lower right, in black], 1922.
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