Black chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk and white oil paint, on brown laid paper, laid down on Japanese paper, edge mounted to off-white wove paper
Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "IS" (probably a transcription of the collector’s mark of the Earl Spencer [L.1530]); inscribed recto, on former mount: "Lanfranco"
384 × 299 mm
William D. Shorey Fund; Sara R. Shorey and Henry C. Woods Endowments
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The Art Institute of Chicago, P&D Galleries, August 6, 1994-January 31, 1995 (installation).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Strokes of Genius: Italian Drawings from the Goldman Collection,” November 1, 2014-February 1, 2015.
John, 1st Earl Spencer, Althorp House, Northamptonshire [Lugt 1530]. Sold by Thomas Philipe, London, 13 June 1811, no. 428 (as Lanfranco) to Cox. Unidentified collector [shelfmark on verso of former mount]. Sold, Christie’s, London, 11 April 1978, lot 50. Kent Sobotik, Dayton, Ohio. Sold, Christie’s, New York, 15 January 1992, lot 21. Sold by P.&D. Colnaghi & Co., London and New York, to the Art Institute, 1992.
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