Attributed to Bartolomeo Montagna

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Attributed to Bartolomeo Montagna
approximately 1450-1523,
Nude Man Standing beside a High Pedestal
ca. 1515
Brush and black ink and brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, over black chalk, on blue paper altered to brown.
15 3/4 x 10 3/16 inches (400 x 258 mm; maximum dimensions)
Gift of Otto Manley.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.


Inscribed at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "21"; at lower right, in pen and brown ink, "vene(?)"; on verso of lining, in pen and brown ink, "3"; in graphite, "++; S-35"; in blue chalk, "5"; in pink chalk, "20".

Possibly Count Lodovico Moscardo (1611-1681), Verona; possibly by descent to Teresa Moscardo Miniscalchi, Verona; Count Mario Miniscalchi-Erizzo, Verona; Francis Matthiesen (1897-1963), London; Mathiessen Gallery, London; Mario Uzielli (1888-1973), Liestal, Switzerland; from whom acquired in 1947 by Otto Manley (1904-1989), Vienna and Scarsdale, New York.
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Moscardo, Lodovico, 1611-1681, former owner.
Miniscalchi, Teresa Moscardo, former owner.
Miniscalchi-Erizzo, Mario, 1881-1957, former owner.
Matthiesen, Francis, 1897-1963, former owner.
Uzielli, Mario, 1888-1973, former owner.
Manley, Otto, 1904-1989, former owner.


Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 12.
Selected references: New York 1965-66, no. 14; Vitzthum 1966, 110; New York 1974, 42-43; Los Angeles 1976, no. 38; Northampton 1978, no. 33; New York 1981, no. 7; Nielsen 1995, 200-201, no. 116; New York 2006, no. 5.
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. I: The Italian Renaissance. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965, no. 14, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 174.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 5, p. 12-13.

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