Pietro da Cortona

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Pietro da Cortona
1596-1669
Queen of Sheba Bringing Presents to Solomon
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white and blue opaque watercolor, on blue-gray paper.
8 5/8 x 14 1/8 inches (219 x 358 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund.
1975.33

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Inscribed on verso, in pen and light brown ink, "Pietro Cortona"; on mend in pen and dark brown ink, "Pietro Berretini da Cortona. / ob: 1669. aetat: 73. / Abedario. [sic] fol: 356"; in another hand, "38 / 28".

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Jonkheer Johann Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam (Lugt 2987); by descent to Jonkheer Pieter Hendrick Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, 1 July 1833; János Scholz, New York (Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 258.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 91, repr.

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Watermark: none.
Preparatory study for one of the incidents in the story of Solomon on the vault of the Gallery of the Palazzo Mattei in Rome.

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Goll van Franckenstein, J. (Johann), 1722-1785, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Pieter Hendrik, 1787-1832, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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