Attributed to Benedetto Caliari

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Attributed to Benedetto Caliari
1538-1598
Woman Holding a Fan. Verso: Sketch of a woman's head
Black and white chalk, on blue laid paper altered to green-gray; verso: black chalk.
10 1/8 x 6 7/8 inches (257 x 174 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1982.69

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Inscribed on verso in black chalk, "la Cremesa(?) / verzin.(?)"; at upper center, pen and brown ink, "Aqueta(?) 487"; at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "I.T. n:̊ 30".

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Unidentified Italian collector (formerly associated with the so-called Borghese Albums), probably a sixteenth-century Venetian, now tentatively identified as Zaccaria Sagredo (Lugt S. 2103a); Michon, Paris; Italico Brass, Venice; purchased in Venice in 1958 by Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 244.
Scholz, London, 1968, no. 107 (includes previous bibliography and exhibitions)

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Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Veronese, Paolo 1528-1588, Formerly attributed to.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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