Pier Francesco Mola

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Pier Francesco Mola
1612-1666
Virgin and Christ Child and Saints Appearing to a Kneeling Bishop Saint
Red chalk, with red and brown wash on laid paper. Laid down on a fragment of an album page.
10 2/8 x 6 7/8 inches (260 x 175 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1988.49

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Inscribed on the album page at the upper right in pen and black ink, "75"; in a cartouche, just beneath the drawing, in pen and black ink, "Brandi"; on the verso, in red chalk, "A. 7.31" or "A. 2.31".

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Acquired in Geneva in 1950 by János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Moir, Alfred, ed. Drawings by Seventeenth-Century Italian Masters from the Collection of János Scholz. A faculty-graduate student project, University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara: Art Galleries, University of California, Feb. 26-Dec. 9, 1974, pp. 26-27, no. 16, repr. as "Attributed to Giacinto Brandi, Vision of St. Augustine."
Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken, "There Studies for an unknown Project by Pier Francesco Mola." Master Drawings, vol. 47, (2009), pp. 520-523.

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Brandi, Giacinto, 1623-1691, Formerly attributed to.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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