Sodoma

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Sodoma
1477?-1549
Penitent St. Jerome
Black chalk, with traces of white chalk, on paper.
11 9/16 x 8 11/16 inches (295 x 220 mm; maximum dimensions)
Gift of János Scholz.
1986.105
Inscription: 

Inscribed at upper right, in pen and brown ink, "33".

Provenance: 
Spannocchi, Siena; Hans M. Calmann, London; from whom purchased in 1963 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

C.R. Rudolf Collection, sale, London, Sotheby's, 21 May 1963, under lot 2.
Tuscan and Venetian Drawings of the Quattrocento from the Collection of János Scholz. Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967, no. 55.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 317.

Notes: 

Watermark: none visible through lining.
Another drawing of the subject was in the Rudolf sale in 1963. It was formerly in the Spanocchi collection and has also tentatively been attributed to Sodoma.

Associated names: 

Spannocchi, former owner.
Calmann, Hans M., former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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