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    • James Bowdoin III( Collector, Boston) - 1811.
    • Bowdoin College Museum of Art( Museum, Brunswick, Maine) 1811- . Bequest

      First identified by di Pietro as after an antique model. Though originally catalogued as "nineteen separate sketches," this sheet was recognized by Susan Wegner as a compressed copy of part of an antique sarcophagus in the Villa Medici, Rome. It depicts the Judgment of Paris (repr. in P. P. Bober, Drawings after the Antique by Amico Aspertini [London, 1957], fig. 83). Other drawings after this relief are listed in ibid., pp. 68—69. Oberhuber thought the Bowdoin sheet might be by a Flemish artist.

      Commentary credited to David P. Becker (or not otherwise captioned) appeared in his catalogue Old Master Drawings at Bowdoin College (Brunswick: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1985).