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Provenance: Karl Eduard von Liphart, (1808-1891,Dorpat, Bonn, Florence); his grandson,Reinhold von Liphart (late 19th century, Dorpat); George A. Schulz (Prague, by 1968 in Los Angeles);
Extensive notes and bibliographical references in the files and on the mat by E. Gunter Troche, Curator in Charge of AFGA in 1969, who bought the drawing from George A. Schulz in Los Angeles(after it apparently had previously been offered to the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich—see correspondence in the file), and note particularly the summary paragraph in a letter of 6 November 1969 from E. Gunter Troche to Dr. Walter Vitzhum at the University of Toronto: The musician angels are related to a painting on panel, now (1969) in the De Gori Pannilini Collection, Siena. The figure of the woman and the heads relate to The Continence of Scipio, central fresco of the ceiling of theSala in the Palazzo Bindi-Sergardi, Siena, particularly to the figure of the temptress. On the basis of these paintings Troche dates the drawing. ca. 1524-1525.;
Konrad Oberhuber (Spring, 1971): Suggests drawing style is closer to Vanni and the later Sienese than to Beccafumi;
Philip Pouncey (Nov.1983): Interesting drawing. A good case for Beccafumi.
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 1994;
Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 2 Feb - 24 April 1994.
two small angels seated at upper left, one playing a mandolin, the other asleep, half figure of a nude woman surrounded by four studies of heads, shoulder of a figure at far right