Pietro da Cortona

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Pietro da Cortona
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.

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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".
Watermark: none.

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).

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).


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

Associated names: 

Philipps, Erasmus, former owner.
Philipps, Richard, Sir, 1744-1823, former owner.
Philipps, John, Sir, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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