Circle of Leonardo da Vinci

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Circle of Leonardo da Vinci
Three-Quarter View of a Head of an Old Man Facing Right
Black chalk, with traces of white chalk, on paper.
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (89 x 63 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio and Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent.

Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (1845-1926; Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (1904-1944; no mark; see Lugt S. 1860c); purchased in New York in 1946 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Associated names: 

Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Boltraffio, Giovanni Antonio, 1467-1516, Formerly attributed to.
Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Neumeyer, Alfred, and János Scholz. Drawings from Bologna 1520-1800. Oakland : Mills College Art Gallery, 1957, no. 8.
Lawrence, 1986, no. 2, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 351.

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