Giovanni Andrea de' Ferrari

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Giovanni Andrea de' Ferrari
Jacob Promising Laban Seven Years of Service (Genesis 29:18)
Black and red chalk, with gray wash, on paper.
5 3/16 x 10 1/4 in. (132 x 260 mm)
Gift of János Scholz

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Numbered at upper left of old mount, in pen and brown ink, "2"; below design on mount, in black chalk, "46"; on mount on verso, in pen and brown ink, "frs. 3"; in graphite, "Gio: And Deferrari rappresente Giaccobbe che promette service alrei 7. anni a Labano- p ottenre JO(?) [crossed out] 5. Aple 1880".

Unidentified nineteenth-century Italian collector (his paraph and inscription on verso; Lugt S. 3005f); Dr. Max A. Goldstein, St. Louis (no mark; see Lugt 2824); János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).

Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 109, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 256-257.

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Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.