Gherardo Cibo

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Gherardo Cibo
1512-1600
View of the Badia of Monsignor Nocera. Verso: Fragmentary Sketch of Mountains
1567
Red chalk on paper; pricked for transfer; some additional slight sketches in pen and brown and red ink; verso: pen and red ink, red wash.
5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (145 x 222 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1993.203

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Inscribed at upper edge, in pen and brown ink, "[symbol for Venus i.e. Venerdi] 20. d[i] giug[ni] 1567 su la strada maestra: Badia d[i] mons[igno]r[e] Rmo[mo superscript] [Reverendissimo(?)] d[i] nocera"; on verso, in black chalk, "8".

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Dr. Manus Schaefer, New York; by whom presented in 1962 to János Scholz (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b), New York (according to Scholz, "given to me by Dr. Manus Schaefer, N.Y. 1962, after I have played with the Vegh Quartet in his house the Schubert C major Quartet").
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A page from one of Cibo’s sketchbooks, this drawing records, as is often the case with Cibo’s works, the day (20 June 1567), place (“on the strada maestro”) and subject “the abbey of Msgr. Nocera” that it depicts. In addition to other single leaves, the Morgan also holds an intact sketchbook by Cibo, inv. 1969.16.

Bibliography: 

Durham 1965, no. 2; Bolten 1969, 129, 144
Italian Landscape Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Durham, N.C. : The Gallery, Department of Art, Duke Univesity, 1965, no. 2.

Associated names: 

Schaefer, Manus, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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