Maso Finiguerra

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Maso Finiguerra
Torso of a Male Nude. Verso: Legs and Right Arm of a Male Nude
ca. 1450-1460
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; verso: pen and dark brown ink, pale brown wash, over black chalk.
7 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches (191 x 138 mm; with additions)
Gift of Janos Scholz.

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Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Piero Pollaiuolo (ca. 1496); Antonio Pallaiuolo (ca. 1426-1498).


Inscribed on made up section, at right, in graphite, by Scholz?, "Coll. Planiscig; de Sanctis"; on made-up section, on verso, in graphite, "203".

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, Piero, approximately 1443-1496, Formerly attributed to.
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. 66 (as Piero Pollaiuolo); Hamburg and Cologne 1963-64, no. 123 (as Piero Pollaiuolo); Ames 1964, no. 9 (as Piero Pollaiuolo); Los Angeles and elsewhere 1967-68, no. 45 (as Piero Pollaiuolo); Degenhart and Schmidt 1968-2010, 1: under no. 620; Norton 1971, no. 17 (as Piero Pollaiuolo); Fellows Report 1989, 339; Melli 1995, 51, 94-95, no. 127; Kubiak 1974, 184; Marciari, in New York 2019, 117-18, under no. 18.
Iowa City, 1964, no. 9, repr.
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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