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Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no.48 , Hellman no.112 as “Male Figure” by Giovanni Battista Paggi , and Hellman notes that attribution to Paggi was made by Cogswell after previous owner attributed drawing to one of the Carracci(George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Former AFGA title: Male Figure,Leaning Backwards;
Notes and attributions from the old file:
A.M. (Agnes Mongan) (July 1972): “So what!”[referring to Paggi attribution?];
Philip Pouncey (Nov. 1983): Not Paggi.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento(also University of California, Davis: The Fortuna of Michelangelo , 1975, cat. no. 14, p. 18 [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 [no notes avaiilable 1993].
elongated male figure, seated and leaning slightly backwards, seen from the rear