Bernardo Cavallino

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Bernardo Cavallino
1616-1656
The Virgin Immaculate
Black and white chalk, on blue, altered to brown-green, paper.
15 x 10 11/16 inches (383 x 273 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund.
1975.32
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left in pen and brown ink, "Bernardo / Cavallino".
Watermark: Crossbow in circle with trefoil above circle. Circle is distorted and damaged.
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "FA" with trefoil on stick, between letters.

Provenance: 
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (see Lugt S. 2078a, 3005b); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (see Lugt S. 1860c); Janos Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 101. repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 256-257.

Notes: 

Study for a painting of the subject in a private collection, Palermo.
Watermark, Crossbow in circle with trefoil above. Watermark (beta radiograph), Crossbow, circle, trefoil. 141140wm_1975_32_WM_beta.tiff.

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Associated names: 

Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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