Perugino - Man in Umbrian Costume, late 15th century

Workshop of Perugino (Città della Pieve, about 1450 - 1523, Fontignano)

Man in Umbrian Costume (With a Study of a Head to the Left), late 15th century

Traces of metalpoint on paper significantly retouched by a later hand in pencil, 23.6 x 10.6 cm (9 1/4 x 4 3/16 in.) sheet


Object details

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Conestabile Collection, Perugia.
Collection of Sir John Charles Robinson (1824–1913), museum curator, collector, and connoisseur, London.
Purchased by the art dealers Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1901-2.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at auction from Christie's, London on 13 May 1902 for £150 through Thomas Agnew & Sons (Robinson sale, lot 258).


Inscribed in brown ink (verso, upper left): No. 8 Pietro
Inscribed in black chalk (verso, upper right): 23
Stamped in blue ink (verso, lower right): ISG [in an oval, collector's mark of Isabella Stewart Gardner]


Christie, Manson and Woods. Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Drawings by Old Masters Formed by a Well-Known Amateur During the Last Forty Years (London, 12-14 May 1902), p. 29, lot 258. (as Perugino, Study of a Young Man)
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). Drawings: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1968), pp. 9-10, no. 5. (as Umbrian)
Hilliard Goldfarb et al. Italian Paintings and Drawings Before 1800 in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Unpublished manuscript. (Boston, 1996-2000). (as Umbrian, Workshop of Perugino?)

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