Federico Bencovich

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Federico Bencovich
ca. 1677-1753
Hercules Freeing Prometheus
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor, on paper prepared with a red wash.
11 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (300 x 251 mm), oval, irregular
Gift of János Scholz.
1979.43
Inscription: 

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, on lower right edge of mount, "...[illegible] Ditalie".

Provenance: 
Galerie Fischer, Lucerne; from whom acquired in 1963 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 116, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 176.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

Associated names: 

Scholz, János, former owner.

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