Attributed to Leandro da Ponte Bassano

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Attributed to Leandro da Ponte Bassano
1557-1622
Head of a Bearded Man Facing Left
Black chalk with traces of white chalk, on blue paper.
8 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches (208 x 164 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1982.27

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Inscription: 
Inscription on verso in graphite by Scholz, "Bassano, Jacopo or one of the later Vecelli?"
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George Edward Habich (Lugt 862); Prince Johann Georg of Saxony, Hohenzollern, Sigmaringen (according to János Scholz's records); purchased in Zurich in 1951 (according to János Scholz's records) by János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
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Although perhaps most likely the work of Leandro Bassano, alternate attributions to Jacopo or Francesco Bassano, and to Orazio Vecellio or another member of Titian’s late workshop, have also been proposed.

Bibliography: 

Oakland and San Francisco 1959, no. 6; New York 1961(d), no. 2; New Haven 1964(a), no. 25; Amherst 1966; Middletown 1969, no. 19; Glens Falls 1971, no. 1; Norton 1971, no. 1.
Italian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz : a loan exhibition, April 23-June 7, 1964, Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven : Yale University Art Gallery, 1964, no. 25.
Italian Master Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Middletown, Conn. : Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 1969, no. 19.
Italian Drawings from the János Scholz Collection. Norton, Mass. : Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, 1971, no. 1.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 290.

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