Attributed to Giovanni Balducci

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Attributed to Giovanni Balducci
approximately 1560-approximately 1631
Kneeling Angel
Black chalk, with white chalk, on blue laid paper; squared for transfer in red chalk. Framing lines in black ink.
11 5/8 x 10 1/16 inches (295 x 255 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1993.201
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower edge, on piece of added paper, in pen and brown ink: "Gio: Balducci"; on verso, in pen and gray ink: "35"; in black chalk: "91 (or 16)".

Provenance: 
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (Lugt 1860c); János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (no mark; see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Drawings from Tuscany and Umbria, 1350-1700. Oakland, Calif. : Mills College Art Gallery ; Berkeley : University of California Art Gallery ; Berkeley : Gillick, 1961, no. 1.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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