Bernardino Poccetti

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Bernardino Poccetti
Seven Saintly Founders Supervising the Building of the Monastery of Monte Senário. Verso: Faint Sketch for Left Part of the Same Composition
ca. 1604-1605
Black chalk on paper; lunette shape.
8 x 11 1/8 inches (204 x 283 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Inscribed at upper left, in pen and brown ink, "Bernardino Poccetti"; on verso, in pen and brown ink, "Bernardin Poccetti".

Possibly Giovanni Piancastelli (1845-1926), Rome (no mark; see Lugt S. 2078a); Edward (1857-1933) and Mary Brandegee (1871-1956), Boston (1904-1944; no mark; see Lugt S. 1860c); János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).

Selected references: Oakland and Elsewhere 1961, no. 64; Hamburg and Cologne 1963-64, no. 121; Washington and New York, 1973-74, 41-42, no. 32; Scholz 1976, no. 48; Florence 1980, 79-80, under no. 66.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 174.
Oberhuber, Konrad, and Dean Walker. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz. Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, 32, repr. (includes previous bibliography and exhibitions).
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, 48, repr.


Watermark: Eagle within a circle surmounted by crown (cf. Briquet 209). Watermark, beta radiograph. Eagle, circle. crown. 142496wm_1980_72_Poceti_WM_beta.jpg
Preparatory design for the fresco in the cloister of Santissima Annunziata, Florence.

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