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Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk (recto) and pen and blue ink (verso), on ivory laid paper, with incising
Inscribed verso, on former mount (according to Gurley Card Index): "Stefano della Bella"
11.7 × 4.9 cm (4 5/8 × 1 15/16 in.)
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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John A. Gere, “Some Early Drawings by Pirro Ligorio,” Master Drawings 9 (1971), pp. 239-50.
Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Centuries (Chicago and London, 1979), pp. 25-26, cat. 1D7 (as Polidoro Caldara [da Caravaggio][?]).
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. 291-92, no. 387 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings Rediscovered: Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago,” Apr. 12-June 22, 1997.
J. J. Lindman [stamp (Lugt 1479a), recto, lower right, in violet]. William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamps (Lugt 5308), recto, lower right and verso, lower left, in black]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922.
McCullagh & Giles 387
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