Italian School

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Italian School
15th century
Nativity, with the Annunciation to the Shepherds and the Virgin and Child Appearing to Two Travellers in the background
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper.
7 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches (186 x 235 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Inscribed on verso, in pen and brown ink, "50.4-6 / 25 22-2 / 22 ư; adi 4 gugli [giugno or luglio] 1543 professo grlnst di mio/ Jio. di bologna in prima pago v o ?? [scudi] poi/ corbe 4 di grano in dui volte p[er] primo/ di ? [scudi] 20 d'oro in 7 denari; Io Bapt[ista]."

Julius Weitzner; purchased in London in 1960 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).

Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Bonifazio de'Pitati, called Bonifazio Veronese, Verona ca. 1487-1553 Venice.

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Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent., Alternate attribution.
Pitati, Bonifacio de', 1487-1553, Formerly attributed to.
Weitzner, Julius, -1986, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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