Attributed to Leandro da Ponte Bassano
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.
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Inscribed on verso, in pen and brown ink, "Paolo Veronese 44 cartella 8a".
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).