Tanzio da Varallo

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Tanzio da Varallo
approximately 1575-approximately 1635
Kneeling Monk
Red and white chalk, on paper prepared with a red wash.
9 5/16 x 6 5/16 inches (237 x 160 mm)
Purchase.
1978.2
Inscription: 

Inscribed in upper left corner, in pen and brown ink, "N.H.(?)".

Provenance: 
Private collection, Zurich; János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 67, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 188.

Notes: 

Watermark: none visible through lining.
Study for the figure of St. Francis in the altarpiece "Madonna and Child with SS. Charles Borromeo and Francis", Oratorio San Carlo at Sabbia, Valsesia, painted between 1628 and 1633.

Associated names: 

Scholz, János, former owner.

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