After Lorenzo Lotto

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After Lorenzo Lotto
Samson Smites the Philistines with the Jawbone of an Ass
Pen and brown and dark brown ink, over black chalk, on paper; architectural details indented with a stylus over the ink.
15 7/16 x 9 1/12 inches (393 x 241 mm; maximum dimensions)
Gift of János Scholz.

Inscribed on verso, at lower right, on made up part of paper, in pen and black ink, "MHS / [two digits] # (cropped by lower edge of paper)".

Giovanni Piancastelli (1845-1926, no mark; see Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (1904-1944; no mark; see Lugt S. 1860c); purchased in New York in 1947 by János Scholz (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 273.
Philip Pouncey, Lotto disegnatore, Venice, 1965, 20, pl. 22.
W. R. Rearick, "Lorenzo Lotto: The Drawings, 1500-25," Atti del convegno internazionale di studi per il V Centenario della nascita di Lorenzo Lotto, Asolo, 1980, 31, fig. 13.
The Genius of Venice, 1500-1600, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1983, under no. D.21 (entry by David Scrase).


Watermark: none.
The drawing was identified by Philip Pouncey as a design for intarsia on the rood screen of S. Maria Maggiore, Bergamo. The scene is one of four designed by Lotto and executed by Gianfrancesco Capodiferro.

Associated names: 

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

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