Attributed to Bartolomeo Cesi

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Attributed to Bartolomeo Cesi
1556-1629,
St. Francis Kneeling with Open Arms in a Landscape
Black chalk, with opaque white watercolor, on blue laid paper, altered to green-gray; graphite along edges.
13 15/16 x 9 5/16 inches (354 x 236 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1992.84

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Inscribed near lower center in pen and brown ink by Maggiori, "B. Cesi fece"; on verso of mount along top in pen and black ink and then obfuscated with lines in pen and brown ink,"(?)30 Mag 1792 in Bologna, Bart: Cesi fece"; also inscribed on verso of mount at upper center in pen and brown ink, "Bartolomeo Cesi / fece / Appartiene ad Aless. Maggiori il quele / Io comprai in Bologna il / giorno 30 di Maggio / dell' anno / 1792."(with paraph).
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Alessandro Maggiori (Lugt S. 3005b); unidentified collector PGB (Lugt S. 2079b); unidentified collector CA (Lugt S. 486b); art market, Milan, 1950; Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Neumeyer, Alfred, and János Scholz. Drawings from Bologna 1520-1800. Oakland : Mills College Art Gallery, 1957, no. 44.

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