Bartolomeo Neroni

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Bartolomeo Neroni
approximately 1505-1571
Reclining Male Nude. Verso: Two Studies of a Standing Male Nude, and Sketch of a Reclining Figure
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; verso: black chalk.
7 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches (181 x 210 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Domenico Beccafumi, Siena 1484-1551 Siena.


Inscribed on verso, at upper left, in pen and brown ink, [mathematical computations]; at upper center, in pen and brown ink, "e una i / e capitelli"; at right, in pen and brown ink, "co[]tato".

Jonathan Richardson Sr., London (1665-1745; no mark; see Lugt 2183); purchased in London in 1947 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Beccafumi, Domenico, 1486-1551, Formerly attributed to.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Oberhuber, Konrad, and Dean Walker. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz. Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, no. 34, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 151-152.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 41, repr.

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