Attributed to Guido Reni

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Attributed to Guido Reni
Seated Man, Writing
ca. 1620
Pen and gray-black ink on paper; remnants of framing lines, in pen and brown ink, at left, top and right edges.
9 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches (234 x 184 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Watermark: none.
For the attribution to Reni, see Ann Sutherland Harris, "Guido Reni's 'Primi Pensieri'," Master Drawings 37 (1999): 3-34.

Moscardo collection, Verona, which passed to the Marquis de Calceolari (no mark; see Lugt S. 2990a-g); purchased in Zurich in 1949 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Associated names: 

Palma, il Vecchio, 1480?-1528, Formerly attributed to.
Moretto, da Brescia, 1498?-1554, Formerly attributed to.
Moscardo family, former owner.
Calceolari, marquis de, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Muraro, Michelangelo. Venetian Drawings from the Collection János Scholz. Venice : N. Pozza, 1957, no. 13, repr.
Gilbert, Creighton et al. Drawings of the Italian Renaissance from the Scholz Collection. Bloomington : Indiana University Art Center, 1958, no. 32.
Alfred Neumeyer, Venetian Drawings 1400-1630, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland; H.M. DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, 1959, no. 42.
Italienische Meisterzeichnungen vom 14. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert aus amerikanischem Besitz : Die Sammlung János Scholz, New York. Hamburg : H. Christians, 1963, no. 100.
Italian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz : a loan exhibition, April 23-June 7, 1964, Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven : Yale University Art Gallery, 1964, no. 41.
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. 77, repr. (as Jacopo Palma).
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 320-321.

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