Denys Calvaert

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Denys Calvaert
approximately 1540-1619
Man Sowing the Seeds of the Errors of Others
Red chalk, contours outlined in pen and brown ink, on paper.
5 11/16 x 3 9/16 inches (145 x 91 mm); laid down on sheet: 6 3/16 x 3 9/16 inches (156 x 91 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1981.19
Inscription: 

Lettered on the double sacks by the artist, in red chalk, "ERRORI D'ALTRI" and "ERRORI MEI"; inscribed at center of upper edge, in an old hand, in brown ink, "dionisis[o?]". Numbered in lower right corner, in brown ink, and repeated in graphite, "212". Inscribed on verso, by donor, in graphite, "Parmigianino"; numbered "882" and "74".

Provenance: 
János Scholz (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 27, no. 47, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 245.

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Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Scholz, János, former owner.

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