Ascribed to Pellegrino Aretusi

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Ascribed to Pellegrino Aretusi
ca. 1460-1523
Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor, over black chalk, on brown washed, cream laid paper.
7 5/8 x 6 9/16 inches (190 x 163 mm; maximum dimensions)
Gift of János Scholz.
1989.62

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Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, with Resta-Somers number, "k.110"; on mount at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "Pelegrino da Modena"; on verso, in pen and brown ink, by Richardson Sr., "J.23. / BB 74 / V.33 / Oo 62. S . / Pellegrino da Modana Fragmento restaurato / Il Pellegrino dipinse in qto andare nella Capella si S. Jacamo di Spagnoli principalmen[te] / [ma]no dextra; e mi ricordo d'un Quadro d'una Madonna simile in Paese largo di questo fare, v[...] / Perugia chenon lo volsero passare per Giulio Romano, ma p[er] altro contemporaneo di Giul[io] / Schola di Raffaele, et era apunto del Pelligrino Modanise. / P. Resta / The Picture is in the Louvre, & is there ascrib'd to this Mar[r superscript]"; in a different hand, in pen and brown ink, "Mrs[rs superscript] Edmund".

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Padre Sebastiano Resta, Milan (1635-1714; no mark; see Lugt 2992); Lord John Somers, (1650-1716; see Lugt 2981; inscribed number, "k.110"); Jonathan Richardson Sr., London (1665-1745 ; no mark; see Lugt 2184); Benjamin West, London (1738-1820; blind stamp - Lugt 419); Edmund; purchased in London in 1948 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Watermark: none visible through lining.
Formerly attributed to Pellegrino Tibaldi. Puria di Valsolda 1527-1596 Milan

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Pellegrini, Pellegrino, 1527-1596, Formerly attributed to.
Resta, Sebastiano, former owner.
Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716, former owner.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820, former owner.
Edmund, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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