Attributed to Biagio Pupini

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Attributed to Biagio Pupini
active 1511-1551
Fortuna or Vanitas, Standing on a Wheel, and a Seated Female Figure (Sibyl?). Verso: Two Seated Female Figures, One Holding a Basket (Tuccia?)
Brush and brown wash, with white opQUE Wtercolor, over black chalk, on blue paper; verso: black chalk, pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor; drawing is laid down on an album page, on the verso of which, a window, framed in pen and brown ink, has been cut to reveal the verso of the sheet.
15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (393 x 268 mm); verso, opening of window: 6 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches (167 x 207 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Inscribed on verso of album page, in pen and brown ink, "di Biaggio Bolognese. / 6.3."; in graphite?, "after Rasor (as he) after J. Ant".

Sir Peter Lely, London (1618-1680; Lugt 2092); William Gibson; Earl of Pembroke; sale, London, Sotheby's, 24 November 1924, lot 46, bt by Wilson, 10 shillings; Hans M. Calmann, London; from whom purchased 1947/49 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).

Neumeyer, Alfred, and János Scholz. Drawings from Bologna 1520-1800. Oakland : Mills College Art Gallery, 1957, 94, repr.
Scholz, MMA, New York, 1965 (according to donor's records).


Watermark: none visible through lining.

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Lely, Peter, Sir, 1618-1680, former owner.
Gibson, William, former owner.
Pembroke, Earl of, former owner.
Calmann, Hans M., former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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