Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, on cream laid paper, squared in graphite and red chalk (recto and verso)
Inscribed recto, upper left (inverted), in pen and brown ink: "Fontana Prospero"; inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite (in Gurley hand): "P. Fontana / 1512-1597"; center right, in pen and brown ink: "F"; lower center, in pen and black ink (in Gurley hand): "Prospero Fontana 1512-1597"
363 × 237 mm
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. 249-50, no. 324 (ill.).
Oberlin, Ohio, Allen Memorial Art Museum, “From Studio to Studiolo: Florentine Draftsmanship under the first Medici Grand Dukes,” Oct. 14-Dec. 1, 1991.
New Haven, Conn., Yale University Art Gallery, “The Ager of Giorgio Vasari: Art, Literature, and History at the Medicean Court,” Apr. 14-May 15, 1994.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings Rediscovered: Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago,” Apr. 12-June 22, 1997.
Detroit Institute of Arts, “The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence,” Mar. 16-June 8, 2003, cat. 211, p. 348 (ill.); also the Art Institute of Chicago, Nov. 9, 2002-Feb. 2, 2003.
G. Vallardi [stamp (Lugt 1223), recto, upper left, in blue]. J. J. Lindman [stamp (Lugt 1479a), recto, lower right, in purple]. William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamp (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 [stamp (Lugt 1230b), verso, lower left, in black].
McCullagh & Giles 324
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