Italian School

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Italian School
15th century
Dromedary, Turned to the Right, Before a Landscape
1450-1500
Pen and brown ink on laid paper.
6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (159 x 214 mm)
Purchased with special assistance of the Fellows Fund.
1973.47

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Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Titiano" (partially effaced); in lower right corner, in red chalk, "+" [a cross italicized].; on verso, in graphite, "veute Ch. A. Cardoni / Bruxelles. 25/6/1921 / coll. Calmann Cat. 1960".

Provenance: 
John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), London and Dr. J. Paul Richter (sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Cie., 27-28 May 1913, no. 295, pl. 45, as Dürer); L. Gardon (sale Brussels, 2 June 1921, as Dürer?); Hans M. Calmann (1899-1982), London, from whom purchased in 1961 by János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Italian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. London : Art Council Gallery, 1968, no. 8.
Italian Master Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Middletown, Conn. : Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 1969, no. 2.
One Hundred Italian Drawings from the 14th to the 18th Centuries from the János Scholz Collection. New York : New School Art Center, 1971, no. 8.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 4, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 152.

Notes: 

Formerly attributed to Gentile Bellini, Venice 1429-1507 Venice.

Associated names: 

Bellini, Gentile, -1507, Formerly attributed to.
Heseltine, J. P. (John Postle), 1843-1929, former owner.
Richter, Jean Paul, 1847-1937, former owner.
Gardon, L., former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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