Massacre of the Innocents. Verso: Fragment of an Allegorical Scene
Pen and brown ink, with gray wash, over black chalk, on laid paper; verso: pen and brown, red, blue, and brown-gray ink, over black chalk.
7 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches (194 x 145 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
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Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (no mark; see Lugt 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (Lugt S. 1860c); János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
It has been suggested that the drawing on the verso, which has been cut down substantially, is a copy of a print due to its studied hand and ubiquitous parallel hatching.
Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.