Attributed to Leandro da Ponte Bassano

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Attributed to Leandro da Ponte Bassano
1557-1622
Half-Length Portrait of a Bearded Man. Verso: Fragmentary Study of Male Head and Torso
Black chalk, with white chalk and black chalk worked with water on blue laid paper altered to gray-blue; verso: red chalk.
7 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches (188 x 141 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1980.44

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Inscribed on verso, in pen and brown ink, "Paolo Veronese 44 cartella 8a".
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Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (1845-1926; Lugt 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (Lugt 1860c); unidentified collector's stamp in brown ink on verso; purchased in New York in 1948 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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The traditional attribution of this drawing was to Paolo Veronese and the drawing may well be by a Veronese follower. although while in the Scholz collection the drawing was published with an attribution to Leandro Bassano.

Bibliography: 

Venice 1957, no. 46; Oakland and San Francisco 1959, no. 8; Hagerstown 1960-61, no. 20; New York 1961(d), no. 12; Washington and elsewhere 1974-75, no. 18; Montgomery 1976, no. 34; Scholz 1976, no. 57.
Muraro, Michelangelo. Venetian Drawings from the Collection János Scholz. Venice : N. Pozza, 1957, no. 46.
Venetian Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Montgomery, Ala. : Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, no. 34. (as Leandro Bassano)
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 210.

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