Veronese

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Veronese
1528-1588
Head and Shoulders of a Man
Black and white chalk, on blue paper, faded.
10 7/16 x 7 13/16 inches (265 x 199 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1981.95
Inscription: 

Inscribed on verso of lining, in pen and brown ink, "Caliari".

Provenance: 
Unidentified collector (blind stamp on verso of lining: letter M within a wreath, on a separate piece affixed to lining with wax); Benno Geiger, Vienna; probably his sale, Venice, 5 January 1952; Cassini, Venice; from whom purchased in 1954 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Italian Master Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz, Esq. Exhibitied at the Charles L. Tutt Library. Colorado Springs : Colorado College, 1967, x, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 244.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Geiger, Benno, 1882-1965, former owner.
Cassini, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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