Federico Zuccaro

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Federico Zuccaro
approximately 1540-1609
Head and Shoulders of Two Young Boys and Separate Studies of a Right and a Left Arm. Verso: Man Seen from the Back and a Separate Study of his Left Arm
Black and red chalk on paper; verso: black and red chalk.
5 9/16 x 8 1/8 inches (144 x 207 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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The verso may relate to Federico's lost fresco of the "Conversion of Mary Magdalene", painted ca. 1564 in the Grimani Chapel, S. Francesco della Vigna, Venice. It shows a life study of a young man seen from the back, was said to be preparatory for a turbaned spectator on the left of the composition - a figure repeated by Federico four years later in the altarpice of the "Healing of the Blind Man" at Orvieto


Inscribed on verso, at lower center, in black chalk, "Feder Zucheri".

Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (1845-1926; no mark; see Lugt 2078a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (1904-1944; no mark; see Lugt 1860c); János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 186.
Oberhuber, Konrad, and Dean Walker. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz. Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, no. 9, repr. (includes full bibliography and exhibitions).

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