DAY & FABER master drawings


DAY & FABER master drawings

    Baccio della Porta, Fra Bartolommeo (Florence 1472 - Florence 1517)

    study of a tree


    brush and brown ink wash
    289 x 216 mm; 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 in


    Inherited from the artist by Fra Paolino da Pistoia; by whom given to
    Suor Plautilla Nelli;
 by whom given to
    The Convent of Sta. Catarina, Florence; from which acquired by

    Cavaliere Gabburri, circa 1728, his mount (not in Lugt); from whose estate purchased in 1758 by
    William Kent, London; by whom sold to
    Robert Surtees Sr.; by descent to
    Robert Surtees Jr.; his estate sale: Durham, December 1836 – January 1837
    William H. Robinson Ltd., Newcastle, (purchased in Southern Ireland in 1925); their (anonymous) sale: London, Sotheby's, 20 November, 1957, lot 15, illus.
    Baron Paul Hatvany, London; his sale: London, Christie's, 24 June 1980, lot 9, illus; where purchased by the present owner


    Chris Fischer, Fra Bartolommeo et son atelier, exh. cat., Paris, 1994, p. 51, under no. 26



    study of a tree