Pietro Testa

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Pietro Testa
1611-1650
Standing Man and a Sketch of the Head and Shoulders of Another Man behind Him
Pen and black ink on laid paper; partially ruled border.
7 5/8 x 5 5/16 inches (193 x 134 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1985.97
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Watermark: Double circle with five crescents in a cross inside (similar to Heawood 882).

Provenance: 
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (no mark; see Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (no mark; see Lugt S. 1860c); Janos Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 382.

Notes: 

A companion piece to this drawing is in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York (Inv. no. 1938-88-8095).

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Associated names: 

Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, donor.

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