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Italian School
17th century
Studies of Child in Arms of Its Mother
Red chalk and graphite on paper.
9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches (158 x 232 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1986.86
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Inscribed at upper right, in pen and brown ink, "mathematical computations, upside down".
Watermark: Letters "3[?]C" within circle surmounted by a trefoil; letter "S" below.

Provenance: 
Armand Louis François de Mestral de Saint-Saphorin, Switzerland; Reichlen Gallery, Lausanne, 1957; Seiferheld Gallery, New York; purchased in Lausanne in 1957 by Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 316.

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Associated names: 

Barocci, Federigo, 1528-1612, Formerly attributed to.
Saint-Saphorin, Armand-François-Louis de Mestral de, 1738-1805, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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