Red chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on tan laid card
Inscribed recto, lower center, on mount, in pen and brown ink: "Francesco Vanni, called Vannius / da Siena"; inscribed verso, upper center, on mount, in pen and brown ink (in Richardson, Sr., hand): "A. 62. / f."
88 × 67 mm
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Centuries (Chicago and London, 1979), pp. 162–63, no. 5F5 (as Francesco Vanni).
Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura M. Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1997), p. 247, no. 320 (ill.).
Sir Joshua Reynolds [stamp (Lugt 2364), recto, lower right, in black. John Richardson, Sr. [script (Lugt 2984), verso, lower center, in pen and brown ink]. Th. Hudson [stamp (Lugt 2432), recto, lower left, in black]. Sold, Puttick & Simpson, Aug. 13, 1915, to William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamp (Lugt 5308), recto, lower left, and verso, center on mount, in black]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922 [stamp (Lugt 1230b), verso, center on mount, in black].
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