Pen and brown ink on brown laid paper, laid down on cream laid card
Inscribed recto, lower center on mount, in pen and black ink: "from B. West's Colln"; lower center on mount, in pen and black ink (in J. Richardson, Sr.'s hand): "Parmigiano [sic]"; inscribed verso, upper center on mount, in pen and brown ink (Resta/Somers number?): "k" (not verified in Lansdowne Ms. 802); upper center on mount, in pen and brown ink (in J. Richardosn Sr.'s hand): "E.7 / Za. 26./E.401 / k."; lower left on mount, in pen and black ink: "WS"
163 × 145 mm
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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Ugo Ruggieri, “Proposte per il catalogo di Battista Franco,” Notizie da Palazzo Albani 13 (1984), pp. 16-21.
Catherine Monbeig Goguel, “Drawings by Battista Franco in the Louvre,” Burlington Magazine 127 (1985), pp. 780-85.
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. 111, no. 141 (ill.).
Padre Sebastiano Resta (1635-1714) Milan (see Lugt 2992 and Lugt Suppl. 2993). Monsignor Giovanni Matteo Marchetti, Bishop of Arezzo (died 1704), Arezzo (see Lugt 2911); bequeathed to his nephew, Cavaliere Orazio Marchetti da Pistoia; sold probably through John Talman (died. 1726), Hinkworth, Herfordshire (see Lugt 2462) in 1710 to John, Lord Somers [script (Lugt 2981) verso, upper center on mount, in pen and black ink]; his sale, London, Motteux, May 16, 1717. John Richardson, Sr. [stamp (Lugt 2183) recto, lower right, in black (faded), and script verso, upper center on mount, in pen and brown ink]. Benjamin West [dry stamp (Lugt 419) recto, lower center]; sold, London, Sotheby’s, May 11, 1836, part of lot 40 (as “Parmiggiano [xic]), STUDIES FOR THE FIGURES OF ST. JOHN AND THE MAGDALEN, from collections of Richardson and West”) to Oliver. Hoarace Stone Wilcocks, Plymouth, England; sold, Sotheby’s, June 5-6, 1913, part of lot 299 (as “Parmegiano [sic] from B. West Collection”), to Maggs Bros., London; William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamps (Lugt 5308), recto, lower center, 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 of mount, in black].
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