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    Niccolo Monti (Italian, 1780-1864)
    God cursing Cain
    Black and brown ink and reddish-brown wash over some graphite on off-white wove paper, brown ink border by the artist
    9-1/2 x 11 inches (24.1 x 28.1 cm)
    Inscribed lower center: Monti Nicola di Pistoia

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF NEAL GLASS AND KERRY BETENSKY

    PROVENANCE:
    Giovanni Piancastelli (1845-1926), painter, collector and Director of the Galleria Borghese, Rome (likely the compiler of the albums in which this sheet was contained);
    Estate of Reverend Father Francis Agius (1891-1958) of Our Lady of Counsel, Inwood, Long Island, New York;
    Sale, New York, by heirs of the above;
    Harry Glass, Long Island, New York, circa 1950s, acquired from the above;
    Estate of the above;
    Neal Glass and Kerry Betensky Long Island, New York by descent;
    Estate of the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    "Italian 19th Century Drawings and Watercolors," Shepherd Gallery, New York, April 1976.

    LITERATURE:
    R. Olson, Italian 19th Century Drawings and Watercolors: An Album. Camuccini & Minardi to Mancini & Balla, Shepherd Gallery, New York, April 1976, cat. no. 276, plate 11.

    The cataloguing of the present lot follows the extensive research and connoisseurship undertaken by the Shepherd Gallery, New York, as published in the catalogue to its 1976 exhibition Italian 19th Century Drawings and Watercolors: An Album. Camuccini & Minardi to Mancini & Balla.


    Condition Report*: Framed Dimensions 17.5 X 19 X 1 Inches
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