Giovanni Lanfranco

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Giovanni Lanfranco
1582-1647
Studies for the Head of a Youth. Verso: Studies of Hands
Black chalk, with cream-colored chalk, on light brown paper.
10 9/16 x 8 11/16 inches (268 x 221 mm)
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1978.4

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Inscribed at lower right, in pen and brown ink, "C: Lanfranco, D. 6(?)"; at upper right corner, in pen and black ink, "48"; on verso at lower left, in graphite, "117".
Watermark: Crown, crossing three chain lines.

Provenance: 
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (Lugt 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (Lugt 1860c); Janos Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 80, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 199-200.

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Preparatory study for the figure of St. John in one of the fresco pendentives at Gesù Nuovo, Naples, decorated 1635-1637.

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Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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