Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci

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Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
1452-1519
Head of a Peasant, Wearing a High Conical Hat, and Holding a Stick over His Shoulder, in Profile to the Right
Black chalk on paper.
2 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches (68 x 45 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1993.418
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Inscribed on mount, in pen and brown ink, "Leonardo di Vinci".

Provenance: 
Baron Dominique Vivant-Denon, Paris (Lugt 779); William Coningham, Brighton; Maurice Marignane, Paris (Lugt 1872); János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Tuscan and Venetian Drawings of the Quattrocento from the Collection of János Scholz, presented for CRIA, the Committee to Rescue Italian Art, Incorporated, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1967-68, no. 22.

Associated names: 

Denon, Vivant, 1747-1825, former owner.
Coningham, William, 1815-1884, former owner.
Marignane, Maurice, 1879-1956, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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