Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
1682-1754
Standing Man with a Cane
1725
Black and white chalk, on blue paper.
15 9/15 x 10 1/4 inches (395 x 260 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1982.54
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower right, by the "Reliable Venetian Hand", in pen and brown ink, "Giambatista Piazzetta Venez.o".

Provenance: 
"Reliable Venetian Hand" (Lugt S. 3005c-d); Countess Sophy von Hollstein-Rathau, Copenhagen; her sale, New York, Walpole Galleries, 6 February, 1925, lot 123; Dr. Max A. Goldstein, St. Louis (no mark; see Lugt 2824); 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. 53.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
Preparatory study for the figure in the lower corner of the Allegorical Tomb in Honor of Lord Chancellor Somers, commissioned between 1723 and 1729, now in Birmingham.

Associated names: 

Hollstein-Rathau, Sophie von, Countess, former owner.
Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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