Cesare Nebbia

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Cesare Nebbia
approximately 1536-1614
The Trojans Load the Wooden Horse onto a Structure So as to Move it (Aeneid 2: 234-240). Verso: Head of a Horse and Heads of Figures
Pen and brown ink, some black chalk (head of horse at right); loosely squared in black chalk on paper; verso: pen and brown ink. Horizontal crease near upper edge. Light brown stains along edges.
4 3/16 x 8 7/16 inches (106 x 214 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.

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Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Taddeo Zuccari, 1529-1566.
Formerly on one mat with 1988.123.


Inscribed on verso, at upper right, in graphite, by Scholz?, "Coll A".

Savoia-Aosta, Turin, where purchased in 1951 by János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (see Lugt Suppl. 2933b).
Associated names: 

Zuccaro, Taddeo, 1529-1566, Formerly attributed to.
Savoy, Aosta, Turin, Dukes of, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.
Virgil. Aeneis. Liber 2.


Alfred Neumeyer and János Scholz, Drawings from Bologna 1520-1800; exh. cat., Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland; Los Angeles County Museum; Portland Museum of Art; H.M. DeYoung Museum, San Francisco; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and Seattle Museum of Art, 1957, under no. 13 (Girolamo da Carpi).
Rhoda Eitel-Porter, Disegni per Orvieto: dell' "Illustre concittadino Cesare Nebbia", Orvieto, 2004, pp. 122-25, no. 27, repr.
Rhoda Eitel-Porter, Der Zeichner und Maler Cesare Nebbia 1536-1614, Munich, 2009, pp. 44, 190, 231, fig. 25a.

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