Pen and brush and brown ink, heightened with lead white (partly oxidized), on tan laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper
Inscribed verso, lower left on mount, in pen and brown ink: "884"; upper right on mount, in pen and brown ink: "L.2"; lower left on mount, in graphite: "Parmigianino"
11 × 17.1 cm (4 3/8 × 6 3/4 in.)
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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Mary Newcome, “The Drawings of Valerio Castello,” Master Drawings 13 (1975), pp. 26-40.
Joachim Harold and Susanne Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Centuries, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1979), p. 54, no. 2B11 (as Giovanni Battista Naldini [?], Rebecca at the Well [?]).
Martin Royalton-Kisch, “New Works by Valerio Castello,” Master Drawings 20 (1982), pp. 132-35.
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. 178-79, no. 232 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings Rediscovered: Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago,” Apr. 12-June 22, 1997.
Sold, Puttick & Simpson, London, Jan. 29, 1915, lot 227, to William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamp (Lugt 5308), recto, lower center, 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].
McCullagh & Giles 232
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