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Italian School
16th century
Young Man Picking Fruit From a Tree
Pen and brown ink and wash, with opaque white, on brown laid paper.
3 1/16 x 3 inches (78 x 77 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Inscribed at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "Desiderio"; on mount, underneath drawing, in pen and brown ink, "Geboren A.o[o superscript]1555 / gestorben 1630"; in graphite, "La.lp(?)"; on verso of mount, in graphite, "Antonio Tempesta / 1555-"; on verso of lining, previously on back of drawing, now in departmental files, in graphite, "3 /".

Dr. Max A. Goldstein, St. Louis (no mark; see Lugt 2824); from whom purchased in 1944 by János Scholz, New York (Lugt S. 2933b).

Watermark: none visible through lining.
The drawing is one of two studies by the same hand in the Morgan Library, which are designs for chiaroscuro prints intended to illustrate an emblem book.
On one mat.
Possibly attributed to Girolamo Pennacchi, called Girolamo da Treviso Il Giovane, Treviso ca. 1498-1544 Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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Pennacchi, Girolamo, 1497-1544, Attributed to.
Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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