Catalogue No. 44
The Head of a Girl

Artist: Ingannati, Pietro Degli
The Head of a Girl

fl.1530-48
Oil on Canvas 16ΒΌ x 14 in

Collection Details
Sold by J H Ward at Christie’s, 14 June 1907, lot 54, as Bissolo: bt by Agnew for Alexander Henderson, later lst Lord Faringdon.

Background
The painting is largely retouched.  The attribution is due to Prof E K Waterhouse, but it is difficult to find parallels with secure portraits of women by Ingannati (eg, that in the Kress collection).  The previous attribution to Bissolo has something to commend it.  The costume would date it to c.1520–30.