Jan van der Straet

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Jan van der Straet
1523-1605
Enthroned Virgin and Child Adored by Six Saints, among Them a Pope and St. Catherine
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper; executed on back of a fragment of a letter, cut off at lower edge and at left.
5 7/16 x 4 3/16 inches (139 x 106 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1979.14:3

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Inscribed on verso, by the artist, in brown ink, ... nces co ["co" superscript] marucelle Avendo io / ... fectionata scrivere a me p / Scipione Strada pittore che a / ... da volere farre parentade / n̄o e cosa dandare in fretta et / ... la gioventu molto volta / ... coma v Ra ["a" superscript] Sa. Pero io o scritta / ... quelche me scrive me / ... conta? e mandarmi nova in / ... della sua faculta c̄o fede / come dire dal consola fiorentina / ... ratione che io posso cogniossere / ... avessa altra p oro n̄o a da dire della / ... si dire c̄o la mio lettera qualla porto / ... npadori me disevano che n̄o lavevano / ... na v̄o Todesche che tagliava bene / ...ina et mandaj vj a dire se V. Ra ["a" superscript] / ..." Numbered, in the opposite direction, in a modern hand, in graphite, "No ["o" superscript] 407".

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Giovanni Piancastelli (no mark; see Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee (no mark; see Lugt S. 1860a); Rudolf Wien (dealer), New York; János Scholz (acquired from Wien, 1957; no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 57, no. 95, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 217.

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Watermark: none.

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Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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