Brush and vermilion wash, heightened with lead white, over stylus incising, on cream laid paper toned pink, laid down on cream laid paper
Inscribed recto, upper center, in brush and white gouache: "Bologne"; lower right, in pen and brown ink: "127"
219 × 152 mm
Purchased with funds provided by the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation
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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. 200-201, no. 258 (ill.).
Suzanne Folds McCullagh, “‘A Lasting Monument:’ The Regenstein Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 26, 1 (2000), p. 12.
Laura M. Giles, “Fortitude (Study for the ‘Cabinet du roi’ [King’s Study]), 1541/45,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 26, 1 (2000), pp. 18-19, no. 3.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “In Context: Recent Acquisitions to the Regenstein Collection,” February 20-April 28, 1995.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings Rediscovered: Italian Drawings Before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago,” April 10-July 22, 1997.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Broad Spectrum: Color on Paper, Past and Present,” September 12–October 31, 1999, hors. cat.
Pierre Crozat (1665-1740), Paris; sold, Paris, April 10-May 13, 1741, Crozat sale, among lots 399-410. Sold, Sotheby’s, London, July 6, 1992, lot 20. Sold by Yves Mikaeloff, Paris, to the Art Institute, 1995.
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