Black chalk and charcoal heightened with white chalk, on tan laid paper, laid down on cream wove board
Inscribed recto, lower center on mount, in pen and brown ink (in J. Richardson, Sr.'s hand): "Bassano"; inscribed verso, upper center on mount, in pen and brown ink (in J. Richardson, Sr.'s hand): "N.60., G G / .24. / S."; center on mount, in pen and brown ink (in John Barnard's hand): "This picture is in the Gallery of the Arch Duke Leopold / as may be seen in the Book of Prints of that Gallery, published / by David Teniers. I have the small picture. J: B."; upper center on mount, in pen and brown ink: "JB. No. 649. / 16-1/2 by 12-1/4"
422 × 309 mm
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
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Ludwig Baldass, “Some Remarks on Francesco Bassano and his Historical Function,” Art Quarterly 12 (1949), pp. 199-219.
W. R. Rearick, “Jacopo Bassano: 1568-9,” Burlington Magazine 104 (1962): 5224-33.
Alessandro Ballarin, “Introduzione ad un catalogo dei disegni di Jacopo Bassano,” Arte Veneta 23 (1969), pp. 85-114.
W. R. Rearick, “Jacopo Bassano as Draftsman,” Drawing 15 (1993), pp. 1-7.
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. 26-27, no. 23 (ill.).
Unidentified stamp [see Lugt 474; recto, lower left, in black]. John Richardson, Sr. [stamp (Lugt 2184), recto, lower right, in black; script recto, lower center, in pen and brown ink; and (Lugt 2984) verso, upper center on mount, in pen and brown ink]. John Barnard [script (Lugt 1419) recto, lower right on mount and verso, center on mount, in pen and brown ink, and script (Lugt 1420) verso, upper center and right center on mount, in pen and brown ink] Sold, Puttick & Simpson, London, Feb. 12, 1915, to William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamp (Lugt 5308), recto, lower left and verso, center on mount, in black]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922 [stamp (Lugt 1230b), verso, center of mount, in black].
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