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Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no.188 , Hellman no.111 as “Male Figure” by Giovanni Battista Paggi (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Old AFGA title: Male Nude, Seated, Left Arm Raised;
Suggested attributions from the old file:
A.M. (Agnes Mongan) (July 1972): “Follower of Cambiaso. So what!”;
Philip Pouncey (Nove. 1983): Not Paggi.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento(also University of California, Davis: The Fortuna of Michelangelo , 1975, cat. no. 13, p. 17 [cat./ not available 1993, not verified];
Santa Barbara Museum of Art: The Noble Past, 1976-1977, faculty-student project directed by UCSB Professor Alfred Moir , in which graduate student Anne McDougall suggested reattribution to Giovanni Battista Castello[ notes not available for verification, 1993].
seated male figure, with left arm raised over his head, seen from the rear