Attributed to Francesco Melzi

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Attributed to Francesco Melzi
1491 or 1493-ca. 1570
Head of an Old Man Facing Right
Red chalk, stumped, on paper; verso: illegible sketch in red chalk.
7 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches (181 x 105 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1985.89

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Inscribed on verso, in pen and brown ink, "Caccaphiae(?) figino Mlo [o superscript]"; in graphite, "Scuola Leonardesca / 15".
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Dukes of Savoy, Aosta, Turin (Lugt S. 47a); purchased in Turin in 1951 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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