New York, Park Avenue
30 January 1998
Gherardo Cibo*, active 2nd part of the 16th Century
Studies of Tubers of Figwort (Scrophularia nodosa L.)
inscribed 'scrofolaria: d.o. li. 17.7bre 1564'
black lead, pen and brown ink, brown and green wash on blue paper
8 x 11.1/8 in. (215 x 283 mm.)
A. Bruce Thomson; Sotheby's, 27 April 1960, part of lot 12 (115 to Scharf).
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J. Bolten, 'Messer Ulisse Severino da Cingoli, a Bypath in the History of Art', Master Drawings, 1969, VII, p. 141, no. 99.
Previously identified as Ulisse Severino da Cingoli, this artist was recognized to be Gherardo Cibo by Arnold Nesselrath in 1989. Cibo, from a Genoese family, travelled extensively, was a botanist and composer, in particular writing for the flute.
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