Ottavio Semino

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Ottavio Semino
1527?-1604
Oberto Spinola before Barbarossa (Right Side)
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; framing lines at left and lower edges.
9 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches (246 x 145 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1993.289
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Ottavio Semino"; on verso, in black chalk, "Antonio ga[..]".

Provenance: 
Giuseppe Vallardi, Florence (1784-1863; Lugt 1223); Julius Weitzner, New York; from whom purchased in 1950 by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. I: The Italian Renaissance. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965, no. 1.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
Study for central panel of ceiling fresco in the Gran Salone of Palazzo Giambattista Spinola, painted by Andrea and his brother Ottavio Semino ca. 1565.

Associated names: 

Semino, Andrea, 1526-1594, Formerly attributed to.
Vallardi, Giuseppe, 1784-1861, former owner.
Weitzner, Julius, -1986, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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