Luca Giordano

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Luca Giordano
1634-1705
Standing Cherub Holding a Club
1694
Black chalk on paper.
10 5/16 x 7 15/16 inches (262 x 200 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1980.62
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Watermark: none.

Provenance: 
Armand-Francois-Louis de Mestral de St. Saphorin, Switzerland; Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 103, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 195.

Notes: 

Preparatory study for lunette of the Grand Staircase, Escorial, completed ca. 1694.

Associated names: 

Saint-Saphorin, Armand-François-Louis de Mestral de, 1738-1805, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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