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St. Bernardino of Siena Studying the Scriptures in a Landscape

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Inscription

Recto on tablet held by monk in pen and brown ink: IHS Mount, recto lower right in graphite pencil: Giorgione Backing sheet, recto upper right in pen and brown ink: 28 Backing sheet, verso upper center in graphite pencil: from Sir Peter Lelys Collection Backing sheet, verso center in pen and brown ink: 136 Backing sheet, verso right in graphite pencil: Franciscan Monk in Landscape Backing sheet, verso lower right in graphite pencil: from Sir Peter Lelys Collection Backing sheet, verso lower right in graphite pencil (in hand of Charles Sackville Bale): Giorgione Backing sheet, verso lower left in pen and brown ink (in hand of William Esdaile): Formerly in the collection of Nath Hone / afterwards of Sir Jos. Reynolds. Backing sheet, verso lower left in pen and brown ink (in hand of William Esdaile): 1814 WE P 6 N 33 [0 -- crossed out]. Mount, verso lower right in graphite pencil (in hand of Charles Eliot Norton): C. S. Bale. / Bo't at his sale, 1882.

Marks

Backing sheet, recto lower left stamped in black ink -- mark of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364) Backing sheet, recto lower left in pen and brown ink -- mark of William Esdaile (Lugt 2617) Recto lower right stamped in black ink -- mark of Nathaniel Hone (Lugt 2793) Backing sheet, verso lower center stamped in black ink -- mark of Charles Sackville Bale (Lugt 640) Backing sheet, verso lower right in graphite pencil -- mark of Charles Sackville Bale (Lugt 641) Mount, verso lower center in graphite pencil -- mark of Charles Eliot Norton (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680, London, cf. Lugt 2092-2094); Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784, London, Lugt 2793); Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792, London, Lugt 2364); William Esdaile (1758-1837, London, Lugt 2617); William Young Ottley (1771-1836, London, Lugt 2662); Thomas Thane (1782-1846, London, Lugt 2461); Charles Sackville Bale (1791-1880, London, Lugt 640-641); his sale, London, Christie's, 9 June 1881, lot 2299; to Charles Eliot Norton; his daughter, Miss Sara Norton, Boston; from whom purchased by MFA, April 1919.

Credit Line

John William Wheelwright Fund

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Catalogue Raisonné

Macandrew 001

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.6 x 19 cm (6 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Mount: 19.4 x 22.4 cm (7 5/8 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.126

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink on cream paper

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