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Inscription

upper center in pen and brown ink: Ganymede; by Jonathan Richardson Sr. on mount, lower center in pen and brown ink: Perino.

Provenance

Unidentified 18th-century collector (his mount stamped in gold, similar to mounts from the collection of Lord Yarmouth); Jonathan Richardson Sr. [1665-1745] (Lugt 2184), London; John Clayton (sale, London, Christie's, 11 May 1908, lot 85, as Pietro Buonaccorsi); (sale, London, Christie's, 6 July 1976, lot 90); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990.

Exhibition History
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu and tour, 1983-85, no. 17.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 32.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 26.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 23.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 30.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 50.
2005
Nicolò dell'Abate, Storie dipinte nella pittura del Cinquecento tra Modena e Fontainebleau, Modena, Foro Boario, 2005, no. 94 (Sylvie Béguin and Francesca Piccinini).
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1976
Herbert, John., ed. Christie's Review of the Season. New York, 1976: 97 (repro.).
1995
La pittura in Emilia e in Romagna: Il Conquecento. Credito Romagnolo, Italy, 1995: p. 157.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 50.