Girolamo da Carpi

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Girolamo da Carpi
Statue of Seated Apollo after the Antique and Two Niches with Statues
ca. 1531
Pen and brown ink on paper.
9 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches (240 x 168 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.

Watermark: Woman with two fish-tails (mermaid) in a circle, surmounted by a six-pointed star (cf. Briquet 13899: Naples 1524-1528). Double-tailed mermaid.

Franz Drey, London; from whom purchased in London in 1949 by Janos Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).

Alfred Neumeyer and János Scholz, Drawings from Bologna 1520-1800, exh. cat., Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland; Los Angeles County Museum; Portland Museum of Art,; H.M. DeYoung Museum, San Francisco; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and Seattle Museum of Art, 1957, no. 14 (n.p.) (Girolamo da Carpi).
Italienische Meisterzeichnungen vom 14. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert aus amerikanischem Besitz: Die Sammlung János Scholz, New York, exh. cat., Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 1963-64, p. 16, no. 30 (Girolamo da Carpi).
Konrad Oberhuber and Dean Walker, Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1973-1974, pp. 64-65, no. 53, repr. (Girolamo da Carpi).
Norman W. Canedy, The Roman Sketchbook of Girolamo da Carpi, London, 1976, pp. 10-11, 63, fig. 51c (Parmigianino; first to recognize connection with statue). Children of Mercury: The Education of Artists in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, exh. cat., Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1984, pp. 50-51, fig. 34 (Girolamo da Carpi).
Phyllis Pray Bober and Ruth Rubinstein, Renaissance Artists and Antique Sculpture, London, 1986, p. 78 (attributed to Girolamo da Carpi).

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Drey, Franz Alfred, 1886-1953, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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