Jan van der Straet

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Jan van der Straet
1523-1605
S. Giovanni Gualberto Attacked in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence
Pen and brown ink and wash, over red chalk and black chalk, on paper.
4 3/16 x 2 7/8 inches (106 x 73 mm; irregular margins)
Gift of János Scholz.
1979.14:7
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Numbered at upper left, in brown ink, "3".

Provenance: 
Giovanni Piancastelli (no mark; see Lugt S. 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee (no mark; see Lugt S. 1860a); Rudolf Wien, 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. 58, no. 99, 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 visible through lining.
This sketch is preliminary to the finished drawing, in reverse, in the Louvre. (Inv. No. 20.513.)
Related to twelve sketches in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and eleven finished drawings in various other collections that were designs for an unfinished series of engravings depicting the life of S. Giovanni Gualberto.

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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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