Luca Giordano

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Luca Giordano
1634-1705
Neptune Triumphant
Red chalk and red chalk wash on paper.
7 3/4 x 15 3/8 inches (196 x 391 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund.
1975.35
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Inscribed on verso at upper left in graphite, "L. Giordano 20".
Watermark: Letter "B" inside circle, surmounted by trefoil on staff at top.

Provenance: 
Unknown collector's mark at lower right; Dukes of Savoy, Aosta, Turin (Lugt S. 47a); Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Alfred Moir, ed. Drawings by Seventeenth Century Italian Masters from the Collection of János Scholz. Santa Barbara : Art Galleries, University of California, 1974, p. 54, repr. (includes full bibliography and exhibitions)
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 265.

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Savôia-Aôsta, Dukes of, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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