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Academic Study of a Male Nude Posed Against a Tree

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Inscription

Inscribed in brown ink. l.r. by another hand: "Piazzetta"

Provenance

Private collection, England; Christie, Mason and Woods, Ltd. London, 13 December, 1984, lot 67; John Morton Morris & Co., London; Jules Kirsch, New York; Ars Libri, Boston; from whom purchased by MFA, March 24,1999.

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

1715–20

Dimensions

Sight: 54 x 36.2 cm (21 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.) Framed: 77.5 x 57.5 cm (30 1/2 x 22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.6

Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk on gray-blue paper

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