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Italian School
16th century
Sheet of Studies. Verso: study of a female figure, a woman and child, and other barely discernible figures
Pen and brown ink, and gray-black ink, with red chalk, on laid paper; verso: pen and gray-black ink, brown ink, with black chalk, by other hands.
7 9/16 x 5 13/16 inches (192 x 147 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1992.64

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Presumably inscribed by the artist near upper right in pen and brown ink, . . . ; near lower center, . . . ; inscribed at upper right, "Fran . . ." ; numbered at lower left, "5"; inscribed on verso at lower left, "Timoteo Viti durbino"; at upper right in brown-black ink, "R"; at lower right in gray ink, "no (29)/2"; inscribed on Richardson's mount beneath drawing in pen and brown ink, "Annibale."; on verso of mount at upper center, "zd."; numbered on verso of mount near center, "1746/7".

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Richard Houlditch (Lugt 2214); Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2183); János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Watermark: none visible.
Formerly attributed to Annibale Carracci, Bologna 1560-1609 Rome.

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Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609, Formerly attributed to.
Houlditch, Richard, d. 1736, former owner.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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