Francesco Solimena

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Francesco Solimena
1657-1747
Kneeling Saint. Verso: Two eye studies and sketch of a face
Black chalk on paper; verso: red chalk.
8 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches (213 x 184 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1993.262

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Provenance: 
Don Pedro Ali cantara de Borbon y de Borbon, Duke of Durcal; his sale, New York, 5-6, 10-13 April 1889, lot 162; Weyhe Gallery, New York; from whom purchased in 1945(?) by János 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. 39, 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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