Lot 3
  • 3

Emilian School, circa 1600

3,000 - 5,000 USD
3,125 USD
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  • Pair of Grotesque Heads
  • Both pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white, over traces of black chalk, on blue paper;
    bears old attribution on mount in brown ink: Michel Angelo. Buon. and dated in pencil below: 1498

  • Grotesque face: 97 by 85 mm; 3 7/8 by 3 3/8 in;
    animal Profile: 100 by 80 mm; 4 by 3 1/8 in


Charles I (according to inscription on the mount);
Peter Lely (L.2092);
J. van Rijmsdijk (L.2167);
Dr. Cramer, Oxford (according to inscription on the back of the mount)

Catalogue Note

Another sheet of Grotesque heads with the same provenance as this sheet was in the collection of Janos Scholz, as attributed to Pellegrino Tibaldi .1 

1. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From The Collection of Janos Scholz, exhib.cat., Washington, National Gallery and New York,The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973-74,  p. 59, no. 48