Niche Surrounded by a Decorative Frame Dedicated to the Theme of Music
Anonymous, Italian, Lombard, 16th century
Bernardino Campi (Italian, Cremona 1522–1591 Reggio Emilia)
Pen and gold-brown ink, brush and white and silver washes on blue paper
Sheet: 9 1/2 x 5 11/16 in. (24.1 x 14.4 cm)
Purchase, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, 2013
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated by eighteenth-century hand in pen and brown ink on verso: "Francesco-Maria Retti."
Marking: Stamped lower left with the collectors' marks of Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445) and P Huart (Lugt 2084), lower center with the mark of Jonathan Richardson the Younger (Lugt 2170), and lower right the marks of William Russell (Lugt 2648) and Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364).
Jonathan Richardson Jr. (British, London 1694–1771 London); Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); possibly P. Huart; William Russell (British, 1800–1884 London); David Rust; his sale, Christie's, New York, January 26, 2012, lot 47; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich