The attribution to Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo seems to have been suggested by Philip Pouncey and confirmed in 1984 (from an inscription on the verso of the backing sheet). We have not been able to connect this drawing to any known painted works by the artist, but it seems totally characteristic of his style.
Paper still blue. The left margin and top corner and right corner made up with a beige paper. The paper is similar to a buff paper, so there is some rubbing of the chalk in places. Overall the media is in reasonable condition. 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.