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Tenniel, John
TWO WATERCOLOURS [TOGETHER WITH] MINIATURES OF OLD MASTER PAINTINGS, COMPRISING:
i) 'How Don Quixote Made Ready His Armour', 230 by 220mm, signed with monogram and dated lower right 1902, some spotting; ii) Elizabethan Gentleman playing the viola da gamba, 134 by 110mm, unsigned; both ink and watercolour drawings, mounted, framed and glazed (2 drawings); [together with] iii) Onorio Marinari, [Madonna and Child], 105 by 84mm, oval; iv) Valasquez, 165 by 138mm; v) Rembrandt, [Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer], 172 by 156m.; vi) Van Dyke, [Portrait of a Woman and Child], 140 by 120m.; vii) Van Dyck, [Portrait of a Young Man], 160 by 125mm; viii) Rubens, 200 by 130mm.; ix) Van Dyck, [Portrait of Antoine Triest, Bishop of Ghent], 155 by 130mm; watercolour drawings, unsigned, laid-down to card, framed and glazed (drawings iii-vi in one frame and drawings vii-ix in another), backing card browned, loss to frames
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Tenniel exhibited an earlier version of 'How Don Quixote Made Ready His Armour' at the Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1883 and, again, at the Royal Jubilee Exhibition in Manchester in 1887. It is evidently a subject to which he returned fifteen years later.

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