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Italian School
17th century
Landscape with the Stigmatization of St. Francis
ca. 1582-1630
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over graphite, on paper; framing line in pen and brown ink.
10 13/16 15 7/16 inches (258 x 393 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1984.53
Inscription: 

Inscribed at upper right, in pen and brown ink, "veduta del Monte del Ave[rna]"; at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "A di 12 di Mago / 1615".
Watermark: Bird in a circle on single mount.

Provenance: 
Reverend Dr. Henry Wellesley (1791-1866), Oxford (his sale, London, Sotheby's, 25 June-10 July 1866, lot 954; bought by Noseda for £1.15.0; presumably Aldo Noseda, Milan; Sir David Victor Kelly (1891-1959), London; possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 10 July 1953, part of lot 1; from the Collection of Richard Johnson, Esq.; bought by Dent for 38 gns.; Hans M. Calmann (1899-1982), London, from whom purchased in 1955 by Janos Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Alfred Moir, ed. Drawings by Seventeenth Century Italian Masters from the Collection of János Scholz. Santa Barbara : Art Galleries, University of California, 1974, no. 18, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 326.

Notes: 

Possibly attributed to Remigio Cantagallina, ca. 1582-ca. 1630.

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Cantagallina, Remigio, approximately 1582-1656, Possible attribution.
Wellesley, Henry, 1791-1866, former owner.
Kelly, David, Sir, former owner.
Dent, Charles C., former owner.
Calmann, Hans M., 1899-1982, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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