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Two Heads of Young Men Seen From Below. Verso: Fragment of a Piece of Drapery?
ca. 1525-1535
Black chalk on paper; verso: red chalk.
4 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches (111 x 98 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1993.230

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Purchased in London in 1950 by János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Description: 

The present drawing seems to be by the same hand and from the same piece of paper as another in the Morgan’s collection.1 It is likely that the fragments have a long history of being kept together: both drawings were purchased in London in 1950 by Janos Scholz. Though they have been published under Correggio’s name, A. E. Popham did not include the fragments in his catalogue raisonné of the artist’s drawings. Indeed, while their style has certain similarities to some extant studies by Correggio for the frescoes of Parma Cathedral, their damaged state makes it impossible to judge definitively.

Footnotes:

  1. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, inv. 1993.221.
Bibliography: 

Selected references: Oakland and elsewhere 1956, no. 22 (as Correggio).

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Antonio Allegri, called Correggio, Correggio 1489?-1534.

Associated names: 

Correggio, 1489?-1534, Formerly attributed to.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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