Ottavio Leoni

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Ottavio Leoni
approximately 1578-1630
Portrait of Monsignor Porta
Black and white chalk, on gray paper.
8 9/16 x 6 1/4 inches (218 x 158 mm)
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1978.5
Inscription: 
Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "18 / maggio 1615 Mons.gr Porta".
Provenance: 
János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 88, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 200-201.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

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