Attributed to Pietro Rosselli

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Attributed to Pietro Rosselli
ca 1700-after 1771
Death of Darius
ca. 1745-47
Pen and brown ink over black chalk on paper.
7 1/4 x 10 15/16 inches (184 x 278 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1982.52

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Inscribed at lower right, in pen and black ink, "piazetta"; on verso, visible at upper corner of recto, "Piazeta...(crossed out) 6 m".

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Dr. Adam Politzer, Vienna (his stamp on verso of mount; similar to Lugt 2037); F. Rockman Galleries, New York; János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Venetian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Montgomery, Ala. : Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, no. 51, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 288.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.
Attributed by George Knox to the Venetian Painter Pietro Roselli (active eighteenth century) in "Piazzetta : A Tercentenary Exhibition of Drawings, Prints, and Books." Washington : National Gallery of Art, 1983, no. 10, repr.

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