Francesco Allegrini

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Francesco Allegrini
ca. 1620-ca. 1679
Birth of St. John the Baptist
Red chalk on paper; verso rubbed with red chalk for transfer.
9 x 15 13/16 inches (227 x 402 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1988.47
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Inscribed on verso at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Allegrini".
Provenance: 
Nathaniel Hone, London (Lugt 2793); Paul Sandby, London (Lugt 2112); János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Watermark: fragment of a fleur-de-lis within a circle surmounted by a crown.

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