Maso Finiguerra

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Maso Finiguerra
Left Hand Holding A Sheet or Leaf of Paper
ca. 1450-1460
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, inscribed with stylus, on paper.
1 5/8 x 1 7/16 inches (39 x 37 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.

Watermark: none.


Inscribed on verso, at upper left, in graphite, "205d"; along right side in graphite, "Colls: Planiscig/De Santis"; at lower right, in graphite, "VIIId".

Pelli-Fabbroni, Florence; Leo Planiscig (1887-1952), Florence; De Sanctis; his sale, Geneva, W.S. Kundig, in collaboration with E. Aeschlimann, Libraria Hoepli, Milan, 22 November 1947, lot 204, as Antonio Pollaiuolo, "Etude de nu d'homme"; Libraria Hoepli, Milan; from whom purchased in 1954 by Janos Scholz (1903-1993), New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Associated names: 

Pollaiolo, Antonio, 1426?-1498, Formerly attributed to.
Pelli-Fabbroni, former owner.
Planiscig, Leo, 1887-1952, former owner.
Sanctis, de, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Selected references: Degenhart and Schmidt 1968-2010, 1: under no. 620; Fellows Report 1989, 338; Melli 1995, 51, 96-97, no. 137; Kubiak 1974, 184; Marciari, in New York 2019, 117-18, under no. 18.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 338.

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