After Frederik van Valkenborch

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After Frederik van Valkenborch
Mountainous River Landscape with Distant Castle and Town
Pen and brown ink, over graphite, on paper.
6 1/2 x 8 5/16 inches (164 x 211 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1983.23

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Inscribed at lower left, in an old hand, in brown ink, "di Federico fiamengo Pitor del S[superscript]o duc di Mantova". On verso, in a different old hand, in brown ink, "Federico fiamego pitor d Cmo Duca / di mantova".

Provenance: 
Moscardo Collection, Verona, which passed to Marquis de Calceolari (according to Scholz records; no mark; see under Lugt S. 2990a-g); Walter Hugelshofer, Zurich; János Scholz (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 65, no. 112.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 311 (copy after Valckenborch?).

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Watermark: countermark with letters C and P with a trefoil above (an Italian mark of the last half of the 16th century, cf. Briquet 728).
Subject taken from Bocaccio, "Decameron", Novella 5:1.

Associated names: 

Moscardo family, former owner.
Calceolari, Marquis de, former owner.
Hugelshofer, Walter, 1899- former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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