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Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, with black chalk, heightened with lead white (partly discolored), on tan laid paper, laid down on gray wove paper
Inscribed verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink (in Gabburri hand): "Originale di Lorenzo Garbieri Scolaro dei Caracci, Bolognese/ detto il Nipote dei Caracci"; upper center, in graphite: "b. 1580 d 1654"; inscribed verso, center on mount, in graphite: "Lorenzo Garbieri, called the "Nepote"/ born at Bologna 1580 + 1640. Brought up in the school of Lodovico Carracci, of whose style he was one of the most successful imitators. He selected the most austere and gloomy subjects. To the style of the Carracci he added something of the vigorous & light shadows of Caravaggio/ Bryant/ from Collect. of Dr. Bates, Birmingham"
35.8 × 45.3 cm (14 1/8 × 17 7/8 in.)
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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Cavaliere Francesco Maria Nicolò Gabburri [script (Lugt 2992b) verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink]. Robert Bates, Birmingham [inscription; see Lugt 2604]. Sold, Puttick & Simpson, London, Oct. 9, 1914 [stamp verso, lower right of mount, in purple], toWilliam F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamps (Lugt 5308), recto, lower left, and verso, lower right of mount, in black] to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection [stamp (Lugt 1230b) stamp verso, lower right of mount, in black], 1922.
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