Cherubino Alberti

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Cherubino Alberti
Justice and Fortitude Flanking the Arms of Pope Clement VIII
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
Diameter: 8 7/8 inches (225 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Watermark: none.


Inscribed on verso of lining, in pen and brown ink, "Cav Bernini [stricken through] / Cherubino Alberti nella Sala Clementina al Vaticano"; in graphite, "Tafel 26 / Coll. H. Voss / published: Die Spätren. in Rom u. Florenz / Die Zeich der Spätren / N.Y. 1956 (Komor)".

Armand Franc̜ois Louis de Mestral de Saint-Saphorin (1738-1805), Switzerland; Hermann Voss (1884-1969), Berlin; Mark Komor (Lugt 1882a; his mark on verso: blue MK ligated in a circle), from whom purchased in 1956 by János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
Associated names: 

Voss, Hermann, 1884-1969, former owner.
Komor, Mark, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Voss 1929, 47, no. 26; Hamburg and Cologne 1963-64, no. 47; New York 1965-66, 78, no. 142; Washington and New York 1973-74, 21 no. 15; Amherst 1974, no. 3.
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. I: The Italian Renaissance. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965, p. 78, no. 142.
Oberhuber, Konrad, and Dean Walker. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz. Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, no. 15, repr. (as Giovanni Alberti)
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 173.

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