Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
1682-1754
Head of a Dead Man. Verso: study of a man's head and a hand
1745-47
Black and white chalk, on blue laid paper, altered to gray.
12 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (307 x 235 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1982.53

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Provenance: 
Julius Weitzner, New York; János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 287.
Venetian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Montgomery, Ala. : Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, no. 52.

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Watermark: none.
Recto: preparatory study for the "Death of Darius", Ca' Rezzonico, Padua.
Verso: Possibly studies for the figure of the executioner in the "Beheading of St. John the Baptist", S. Antonio, Padua, 1744.

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Weitzner, Julius, -1986, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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