Francesco Fontebasso

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Francesco Fontebasso
1707-1769
The Flood
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on laid paper; verso: black chalk..
6 15/16 x 9 11/16 inches (176 x 246 mm).
Gift of János Scholz.
1987.64

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Inscription: 

Illegible inscription at lower right (effaced); at lower center, by the "Reliable Venetian Hand" in pen and brown ink, "Francesco Fontebasso Venezo". Inscribed on the verso at upper center, "Francesco Fontebasso".

Provenance: 
"Reliable Venetian Hand" (see Lugt 3005c-d); Joseph Gulston (1744(?)-1786), Ealing Grove, London (formerly pseudo-Crozat; Lugt 474); purchased in London in 1937 by János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Muraro, Michelangelo. Venetian Drawings from the Collection János Scholz. Venice : N. Pozza, 1957, no. 84, repr.

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Associated names: 

Scholz, János, former owner.

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