Palma il Giovane

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Palma il Giovane
Baptism of Christ, 1613. Verso: Allegorical Figures with a View of Venice
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; verso: pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk.
11 5/16 x 8 7/8 inches (287 x 225 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Inscribed at lower center (by the artist?), "1613 no[vemb?]ri[ri superscript]".

William Mayor (1826-1892; Lugt 2799); Dr. Max A. Goldstein, St. Louis (no mark; see Lugt 2824); János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).

The Life of Christ : Drawings from the János Scholz Collection : Italian Drawings from the 16th through the 18th Century. Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Art Gallery, 1964, no. 47.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 285.


Watermark: none.
The verso is a study for the right-hand section of the votive painting of "Doge Marcantonio Memmo before the Virgin and Child with Saints Mark, Anthony Abbot, Louis and Roch, followed by Cities of the State", which hangs in the vestibule of the Hall of the Great Council in the Venetian Ducal Palace. The painting is signed and dated 1615.

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Mayor, William, 1826-1892, former owner.
Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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