Simone Cantarini

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Simone Cantarini
1612-1648
Sheet of Studies, including Sketches of a Seated Woman with a Child. Verso: Various Studies, including two Sketches of a Pair of Striding Figures
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on laid paper; cut to an octagon; verso: pen and brown ink and wash.
9 3/8 x 7 inches (238 x 178 mm; maximum dimensions)
Purchased as the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw.
1973.21

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Inscribed on verso, at upper left, cropped by edge of the sheet, in pen and brown ink, "J(?) onp".
Watermark: Bird with long neck in a circle. Radiograph shows multiple damages to drawing.

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William Bateson, London (1861-1926 Lugt S. 2604a), sale, London, Sotheby's, 23-24 April 1929, "Veronese, Etudes de composition pour une sainte famille", £300; sale, Munich, Karl and Faber, 1973.
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Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 170.

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Veronese, 1528-1588, School of, Formerly attributed to.
Bateson, William, 1861-1926, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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