Federico Bencovich

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Federico Bencovich
ca. 1677-1753
Study for an Altarpiece with Martyred Saint. Verso: Study of Legs
Black chalk, white chalk, on brown laid paper.
sheet: 11 9/16 x 6 1/8 inches (294 x 156 mm); design area: 10 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (274 x 120 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1987.26
Inscription: 

Numbered on verso at lower right, in pen and brown ink, "6110".

Provenance: 
Acquired in Venice in 1954 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Venetian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Montgomery, Ala. : Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, no. 47, repr.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
Probably a preparatory study for a small altarpiece.

Associated names: 

Scholz, János, former owner.

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