Federico Zuccaro

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Federico Zuccaro
approximately 1540-1609
Garden of Liberal and Fine Arts
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor, over black chalk, on paper; squared in red chalk.
8 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches (225 x 368 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

Watermark: none visible through lining.


Inscribed on buildings from left to right, in black chalk, "FRUTO PESTIFERO / NON PIV SAPERE / QUOD PORTE SAPE/RE; HONORIS (changed to HONOR); VIRTUTIS (changed to VIRTUS); FAMAE; SPIRI/TO".

Ottaviano Zuccaro?; William Young Ottley, London (1771-1836; no mark; see Lugt 2662-2665); possibly his sale, London, Philipe, 6-23 June 1814, lot 1489, as Taddeo; Jonathan Richardson Jr., London (1694-1771; Lugt 2170); Sir Joshua Reynolds, London (1723-1792; Lugt 2364); Sir Thomas Lawrence, London (1769-1830; Lugt 2445); Samuel Woodburn, London (1786-1853; no mark; see Lugt 2584); Lawrence-Woodburn sale, London, Christie's, 4-8 June 1860, part of lot 1074; Sir Thomas Phillips, London (1792-1872; no mark; see Lugt S. 924b); by descent to T. Fitzroy Phillips Fenwick; A.S.W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia; John Fleming, New York; from whom acquired by János Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Zuccaro, Ottaviano, approximately 1505- former owner.
Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836, former owner.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1694-1771, former owner.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Phillips, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Fenwick, Thomas FitzRoy Phillipps, 1856-1938, former owner.
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952, former owner.
Fleming, John, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 317.
J.A. Gere, "The Lawrence-Phillips-Rosenbach 'Zuccaro Album.'"
Master Drawings, VIII, no. 2, 1970, 123-140, no. 16.
Karel van Mander, Den Grondt der edel vry schilder-const. ed. by Hessel Miedema, Utracht, 1973, fig. 5.
Scholz, Notre Dame, 1980, no. 149, repr.

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