Attributed to Remigio Cantagallina

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Attributed to Remigio Cantagallina
approximately 1582-1656
Large Oak Tree with Roots Exposed. Verso: Sacrifice of Isaac
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper; fragments of framing lines in pen and brown ink at left and lower edges; verso: black chalk with mathematical computations in pen and brown ink.
17 7/8 x 14 inches (454 x 356 mm).
Gift of János Scholz.

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Inscribed at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "CF (or GF)".

Dr. Henry Wellesly, Oxford (no mark; see Lugt 1384); Sir David Kelly, London; Hans M. Calmann, London; János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 326.


Watermark: none.
Copy after a work by Girolamo Muziano, Brescia 1532-1592 Rome.
The same composition appears in three other drawings: two attributed to Paul Bril (1554-1626), one in the British Museum (Inv. No. 1895.9.15.1373) and one in the collection of Hanna Kiel, Florence; the Uffizi owns another version of the same composition that is attributed to Cantagallina.

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Muziano, Girolamo, 1532-1592, Copy after.
Wellesley, Henry, 1791-1866, former owner.
Kelly, David, Sir, former owner.
Calmann, Hans M., former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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