Head of a Bearded Man (recto) Sketches of Architectural Details (verso)
Italy (Artist's nationality:)
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Red chalk (recto) and pen and brown ink (verso) on buff laid paper, pieced and laid down on buff laid paper
Inscribed recto, upper center in graphite: "That with 15th century writing / architectural drawings . .424/"; upper right, in pen and brown ink: "10"; lower left, in red crayon: "78"; inscribed verso, upper portion, in pen and brown ink: "Giovanni Francesco di Marcantonio . . . .Piccolomini. . . / . . .denno habere per insino questo di 24esimo di settembre nove / cento ottonta nove . . . sonno per li contant / mile quatrocento quindici . . . / hbbianno venduto francesco di . . . / . . . / . . . / . . ./ . . ."
24.3 × 18.4 cm (9 5/8 × 7 1/4 in.)
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura M. Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1997), pp. 307-08, no. 414 (ill.).
R. Johnson [stamp (Lugt 2216), verso, laid down at lower left, in black]. Sold, Puttick & Simpson, London, July 23, 1915, to William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamp (Lugt 5308), recto, lower right, in black]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922 [stamp (Lugt 1230b), verso, lower left of center in black].
McCullagh & Giles 414
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