Pietro da Cortona

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Pietro da Cortona
1596-1669
St. Catherine of Alexandria, Kneeling
Red chalk on paper.
8 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches (221 x 149 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1976.32

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Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower right corner (effaced), "no. 125(?)"; on verso of lining in pen and brown ink, "No 149; Pietro da Cortona".
Provenance: 
Erasmus Phillips; Richard Phillips, 1st Lord Milford (Lugt S. 2687; bookplate on verso of old mount); Sir John Phillips; Janos Scholz, New York (see 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. 258-259.
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. II: The seventeenth century in Italy. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967, no. 55, repr. (includes previous bibliography and exhibitions).
Alfred Moir, ed. Drawings by Seventeenth Century Italian Masters from the Collection of János Scholz. Santa Barbara : Art Galleries, University of California, 1974, no. 37, repr. (includes full bibliography).

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Study for signed altarpiece of about 1631, "Virgin and Child with Saints", now in the Brera, Milan.

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