Pietro da Cortona

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Pietro da Cortona
1596-1669
The Birth of the Virgin
Pen and brown ink on laid paper.
7 1/2 x 6 7/16 inches (190 x 162 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1985.81
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Inscribed on old mount in pen and brown ink, "Pietro da Cortona".
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Nathaniel Hone, London (Lugt 2793); Dr. Max A. Goldstein, St. Louis (possibly a fragment of his mark; see Lugt 2824); Julius Weitzner, New York; János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Watermark: none visible through lining.
Study for the painting commissioned for the Chiesa Nuova in Perugia, now in the Pinacoteca, Perugia, dated 1643.

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