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Brush and brown ink and wash, heightened with white gouache, over traces of black chalk, on blue laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
Inscribed recto, lower center, in pen and brown ink: "Pedro Valpuesta / Madrid 165(?)6"; lower right, in pen and brown ink: "From Sir Joshua Reynolds Collection / see stamp"
38.8 × 50 cm (15 5/16 × 19 11/16 in.)
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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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. 386 and 388, no. 672 (ill.).
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), London [stamp (Lugt 2364), recto, lower right, in black]. Parsons & Sons [stamp (Lugt 2881), recto, lower right, in black]. Sold, Puttick and Simpson, London, Oct. 23, 1914, part of lot 224 (as Pedro Valpuesta), to William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago; given to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922.
McCullagh & Giles 672
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