Leandro da Ponte Bassano

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Leandro da Ponte Bassano
1557-1622
Standing Man with Spear
Black chalk, over traces of white chalk, on blue paper.
11 1/4 x 7 inches (285 x 174 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1982.28

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Inscription: 
Inscribed on verso of lining, at upper center, in red chalk, "K 701". Inscribed in graphite by János Scholz, "Bassano, Jacopo / publ Tietze."
Provenance: 
Giuseppe Vallardi (1784-1863 Lugt 1223), MIlan; Grossjean, Paris (according to Janos Scholz records); from whom purchased in 1937 by János Scholz, New York (no mark, see Lugt S. 2933b).
Description: 

Although published by Tietze and Tietze-Conrat as the work of Jacopo Bassano, the drawing is more likely by one of his sons, perhaps Leandro.

Bibliography: 

Tietze and Tietze-Conrat 1944, 52, no. 176; Venice 1957, no. 45; Bloomington 1958, no. 44; Oakland and San Francisco 1959, no. 4; Arslan 1960, 220; Hagerstown 1960-61, no. 19; New York 1961(d), no. 5; London and elsewhere 1968, no. 4; Washington and New York 1973-74, no. 109; Montgomery 1976, no. 20.
Muraro, Michelangelo. Venetian Drawings from the Collection János Scholz. Venice : N. Pozza, 1957, no. 45.
Gilbert, Creighton et al. Drawings of the Italian Renaissance from the Scholz Collection. Bloomington : Indiana University Art Center, 1958, no. 44.
Four Centuries of Italian Drawings from the Scholz Collection. Hagerstown, Md. : Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 1960, no. 19.
Italian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. London : Art Council Gallery, 1968, no. 4.
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, no. 109, repr.
Venetian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Montgomery, Ala. : Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, no. 20, repr.
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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Watermark: crescent with a profile of human face. (cf. Briquet II, 5329. Epinal (in Lorraine, France), 1588; 5330; Brussel, 1598)

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