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Italian School
16th century
Study for a Saint, Possibly St. Francis of Assisi, and Other Indications
Black chalk, with white chalk, on gray paper.
10 7/16 x 6 13/16 inches (265 x 173 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1992.153
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Watermark: Unidentified letters with trefoil.

Provenance: 
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (no mark; see Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (no mark; see Lugt S. 1860c); Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Neumeyer, Alfred, and János Scholz. Drawings from Bologna 1520-1800. Oakland : Mills College Art Gallery, 1957, no. 97 (as Reni).
Italian Drawings from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Staten Island Museum, 1961, no. 40.
Italian Baroque Drawings from the János Scholz Collection. Columbia, S.C. : Columbia Museum of Art, 1961, no. 67.
Italienische Meisterzeichnungen vom 14. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert aus amerikanischem Besitz : Die Sammlung János Scholz, New York. Hamburg : H. Christians, 1963, no. 131.
Old Master Drawings, exh., Reed College, Portland, 1965, no. 8 (according to donor's records; curator at Reed College confirms exhibition of works from a private collection in New York, but has no checklist).
Italian Drawings from the János Scholz Collection. Norton, Mass. : Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, 1971, no. 21.
Alfred Moir, ed. Drawings by Seventeenth Century Italian Masters from the Collection of János Scholz. Santa Barbara : Art Galleries, University of California, 1974, no. 95, repr.

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Formerly attributed to Guido Reni, Galvenzano 1575-1642 Bologna.

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Reni, Guido, 1575-1642, Formerly attributed to.
Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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