FILIPPINO LIPPI (CIRCLE OF) (Prato 1457-1504 Florence) Dancing Youth with a Scarf-like Drapery.
Pen and brown ink on cream laid paper. 173x86 mm; 7x3 1/2 inches (oval).
Provenance: Charles Paul Jean-Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Comte de Saint-Morys (1743-1795), Paris and London; (Lugt 474, lower right recto); probably either of his sales by Henry Phillips, London, June 1797 or May 2, 1799; Christie's, London, April 7, 1970, lot 76; private collection, New York.
There is a similar pen and ink drawing of a youth in the Uffizi, Florence (see Inventario I: Disegni esposti, number 94; see also Degenhart and Schmitt, Corpus der Italianischer Zeichnungen 1300-1450, Berlin, 1968, number 334, plate 291E).
Exhibited: William H. Schab Gallery, "Woodner Collection I: A Selection of Old Master Drawings before 1700," New York, October 15-November 26, 1971, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 17, 1971-February 28, 1972; and Indianapolis Museum of Art, March 13-May 2, 1972, number 2.