Attributed to Antonio Vassilacchi

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Attributed to Antonio Vassilacchi
Virgin and Child, with Seated Figure at Lower Right
Pen and brown ink on paper.
3 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches (97 x 67 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Watermark: none visible through lining.
The drawing is the left-hand part of album page for which see acc. no. 1993.25.
According to the inscription beneath the drawing on the album page, this minor sketch was attributed by an early collector to one Armenini (Giovanni Battista Armenini (1530-1609) (?)).


Inscribed at upper right in pen and brown ink, by the artist: "Amar[cropped by edge]"; on album center, above drawing, in pen and brown ink: "170"; in the same hand, at center, beneath drawing, in pen and brown ink: "di Armenini"; beneath this, in graphite: "Aliense"; on verso, at lower right in pen and brown ink: "no 247"; in graphite, (continuing from cat. no. 1993.25 which reads, In 2 Leaves 14 S), ketches consd(?).

George Guy Greville, fourth Earl of Warwick (1818-1893), Warwick Castle (Lugt 2600) (according to János Scholz's records, although the drawing does not bear the Warwick stamp); Hollstein-Rathau (according to János Scholz's records); Hans M. Calmann (1899-1982), London, from whom purchased in 1963 by János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
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Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Hollstein-Rathau, Sophie von, Countess, former owner.
Calmann, Hans M., 1899-1982, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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