Francesco Fontebasso

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Francesco Fontebasso
1707-1769
Et in Arcadio Ego
Pen and brown ink and wash, over red and black chalk, on laid paper with decorative perimeter mount.
6 1/16 x 8 inches (153 x 203 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1987.66

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Inscribed at lower left, by the "Reliable Venetian Hand" in pen and brown ink, "Francesco Fontebasso Venezo"; numbered, upper left corner, "76"; inscribed on the verso: "1814 P43 N 110; No 1; 339(?)"; and initialled, "B(?)D L(?) (illegible)".

Provenance: 
"Reliable Venetian Hand" (see Lugt S. 3005c-d); Joseph Gulston (1744(?)-1786), Ealing Grove, London (formerly pseudo-Crozat; Lugt 474); William Esdaile (mark illegible; see Lugt 2617): Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445); János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Muraro, Michelangelo. Venetian Drawings from the Collection János Scholz. Venice : N. Pozza, 1957, no. 85, repr.

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Watermark: none.

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Crozat, M. (Pierre), 1661-1740, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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