Lot 6
  • 6

Circle of Nicolas Poussin

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Circle of Nicolas Poussin
  • Design for a frieze: two griffons with a decorative urn and rinceaux motif
  • Pen and black ink and brown wash, over traces of black and red chalk, within red chalk framing lines; on two sheets of paper;
    bears inscription in pen and black ink over black chalk on the verso: Renier/ monsieur francois est venu le 5me doctobre 1641/ pour faire les perles Et diamans qui sont aux/ pettites tapisseries de Raphel Et à commancé/ par le tableau des luttuers Et il Est convenu de/travailler pour 4 Jules le Jour.


Probably from an album of drawings offered for sale in 1678 by Jean Dughet;
possibly George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie (died 1787);
possibly his son, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838), who married Christian, only child of Charles Broun of Colstoun;
their son, James Ramsay, 10th Earl and 1st Marquess of Dalhousie (1812-1860);
his eldest daughter, Lady Susan Broun-Ramsay (died 1898);
by whom bequeathed to her great-niece, Edith Christian Baird, later Lady Broun-Lindsay;
thence by descent

Catalogue Note

The red chalk lines indicate that this probably came from the album of drawings from Poussin's estate which were offered for sale by Jean Dughet in 1678.  It does not seem, however, to be by Poussin himself, which suggests that Dughet included works by other hands.