Jean Gigoux (L.1164); Hochon (according to Rodrigues sale catalogue); Eugene Rodrigues (L.897), his sale, Amsterdam, F. Muller, 12-13 July 1921, lot 130, reproduced pl. L (as Netherlandish School, 15th Century, to M. von Weber)
In the Rodrigues sale catalogue, it is suggested that the drawing probably relates to a composition by Dirck Bouts, but the figure types also seem reminiscent of the works of the Master of the View of Sainte Gudule. The watermark, a bull's head surmounted by a flower, is of a type common throughout Germany and Central Europe from the mid 14th century until around 1500.
Window mounted. Some losses in both lower corners, and some thin areas down both sides. Some small brown stains, particularly across top half of sheet. Some surface dirt, but ink generally good and fresh. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.