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Italian School
16th century
Street Scene
Point of brush and brown ink, gray wash, over graphite, with extraneous marks in red chalk, on laid paper.
6 13/16 x 10 1/16 inches (173 x 256 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1992.65
Inscription: 

Inscribed near lower left in pen and brown ink by Richardson, "h.116"; numbered on Richardson's mount at lower right in pen and black ink, "270".

Provenance: 
Padre Sebastiano Resta (no mark, see Lugt 2992); Lord John Somers (Lugt 2981); possibly Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (no mark; see Lugt 2183 & 2184); Robert Low (Lugt 2222); Dr. Max A. Goldstein (no mark, see Lugt 2824); art market, New York, 1944; János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Scholz, Oakland, 1957, no. 21, repr.
Iván Fenyö, "Dessins inconnus des Carracci," Bulletin du Musě National Hongrois des Beaux-Arts, no. 17, 1960, 34, fig. 35, repr.
Old Master Drawings, exh., Reed College, Portland, 1965, no. 7. (according to donor's records; curator at Reed College confirms exhibition of works from a private collection in New York, but has no checklist).
Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, 1971 (according to donor's records).

Notes: 

Watermark: none visible through lining.

Associated names: 

Resta, Sebastiano, former owner.
Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716, former owner.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Low, Robert, former owner.
Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.
Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609, Formerly attributed to.

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