Nicola Maria Rossi

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Nicola Maria Rossi
The Apotheosis of Saint Benedict. Verso: Sketch for an angel
Pen and brown ink and wash, over red chalk, on paper; verso: pen and brown ink, separate sketch in red chalk.
10 7/16 x 13 3/16 inches (265 x 334 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1993.392

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Inscribed on verso, in graphite, crossed out, "Farnelli".
Watermark: Coat of arms with crown and cross.

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Don Pedro Ali cantara de Borbon y de Borbon, Duke of Durcàl; his sale, New York, 5-6, 10-13 April 1889, lot 156; Weyhe Gallery, New York; from whom purchased around 1945 by Janos Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
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In the Shadow of Vesuvius : Neapolitan Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. New York : Finch College Museum of Art, 1969, no. 48, repr.

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Borbón y Borbón, Pedro Alcántara de, Duke of Durcal, 1862-1892, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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