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Inscription

by artist?, upper left in pen and brown ink: ludovico; by later hand, lower left in pen and black ink: [undecipherable]; by later hand on nineteenth-century mount, in graphite along vertical border: Nothing to do with Calandrucci (1646-1707) or Maratta. Although the drawing reeks of Agostino Carracci and must date in the 1590s, the inscription at upper left: Ludovico, is either autograph or contemporary. cf the Argonauts (Windsor 2138, Wittkower Cat. No. 104)

Provenance

Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 179 (color).