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, brown wash, heightened with opaque white, over traces of 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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