Black chalk on laid paper, laid down on tan laid pulp board
Inscribed recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink (a 17th or 18th c. hand): "Jos. Arpina Roma"
43.2 × 17.3 cm (17 1/16 × 6 13/16 in.)
Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray
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Herwarth Röttgen, Cavalier Giuseppe Cesari D’Arpino: Die Zeichnungen/I disegni (Opus Magnum, 2013), vol. 2, pp. 240–41, no. 296.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art from the Gray Collection”, January 25 - May 10, 2020, p. 31, cat. 9, p. 132, GC 25, traveled to Berkeley, CA, August 4 - November 28, 2021.
Possibly Nicholas Lanier (1588–1666), London [stamp (possibly L.2885), recto, lower left, in black]. Jonathan Richardson Sr. (1667–1745), London [stamp (L.2183), recto, lower right, in black]. Private collection, Los Angeles; sold, Bonhams, New York and San Francisco, Apr. 21, 2010, lot 1 (as circle of Sir Peter Paul Rubens), to Monroe Warshaw; sold to the Gray Collection Trust, Chicago, Apr. 15, 2011; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2019.
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