Maso Finiguerra

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Maso Finiguerra
A Putto
ca. 1450-1460
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk.
3 15/16 x 5 1/16 inches (99 x 129 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.

Watermark: none.


Inscribed on verso, at left, in graphite, by Scholz?, "Coll. Planiscig; de Sanctis (Sale no. 203)"; on verso of mount?, in pencil, "ph 1961 spo [o superscript]".

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 203, recto repr., as Antonio Pollaiuolo, "Etude de torse d'homme nu et figure d'angelot. Au verso: Etude de jambes et de bras d'homme"; Libraria Hoepli, Milan; from whom purchased in 1954 by János 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: Oakland 1961, no. 67 (as school of Antonio Pollaiuolo); Los Angeles and elsewhere 1967-68, no. 46 (as circle of Antonio Pollaiuolo); Degenhart and Schmidt 1968-2010, 1: under no. 620; Fellows Report 1989, 339; Melli 1995, 51, 95, no. 128; Kubiak 1974, 184; Marciari, in New York 2019, 117-18, under no. 18.
Italian Baroque Drawings from the János Scholz Collection. Columbia, S.C. : Columbia Museum of Art, 1961, no. 67.
Scholz, CRIA, Los Angeles, 1967, no. 46.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 339.

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