Attributed to Domenico Capriolo

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Attributed to Domenico Capriolo
approximately 1494-1528
Design for a Book Cover (?), with Assumption of the Virgin
ca. 1520-1528
Pen and brown ink on paper; architectural details indented.
10 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches (260 x 207 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Inscribed in red chalk, "3; 3; 5"; on verso, in purple pencil, "Carpaccio"; in upper right corner, in black chalk, "6". Printed on paper pasted onto verso, in black ink, "64"; inscribed below this, in graphite, "56".

Alfredo Viggiano (Lugt S. 191a), Venice; purchased in Venice in 1952 by János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).

Although Janos Scholz initially considered an attribution of this drawing to Innocenzo da Imola, he then began looking to artists around Carpaccio on the Venetian mainland. His attribution of it to Domenico Capriolo (otherwise known as Domenico Caprioli), an artist active in Treviso between 1518 and his death in 1528, was based on comparison with a drawing in Washington, although it has not been possible to trace that work.


Oakland and San Francisco 1959, no. 15; Los Angeles and elsewhere 1967-68, no. 9.
Venetian Drawings, 1600-1800. Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Berkeley : Gillick, 1960, no. 15.
Tuscan and Venetian Drawings of the Quattrocento from the Collection of János Scholz. Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967, no. 9.


Watermark: none.

Associated names: 

Viggiano, Alfredo, 1884-1948, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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