Property of a Nobleman
BOLOGNESE SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
Charity with three children
Pen and grey ink and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk;
bears numbering in pen and brown ink, lower right, on the album page: 15.
239 by 210 mm (drawing)
630 by 480 mm (mount)
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Laid down on album page. The sheet has suffered somewhat. There is a repaired tear running vertically down the sheet and one horizontally. There are also a number of creases in the paper. There are red chalk marks which are perhaps from another drawing rubbing on on the surface or possibly studio stains. The sheet has discoloured and there is a brown stain at the lower margin. Media is relatively strong.
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Formerly in a portfolio inscribed 'S.2' with the bookplate of Edward, Earl of Powis (Edward Clive, 1st Earl of Powis of the third creation (1754-1839)),
thence by inheritance to his second son, Robert Henry Clive (1789-1854), of Oakly Park, Shropshire, M.P. for South Shropshire,
thence by descent to Robert Windsor-Clive (1824-1859) and his son Robert George, Baron Windsor (1859-1923), for whom the earldom of Plymouth was revived in 1905,
thence by descent,
sale, London, Christie's, Important Old Master Drawings including Property of The Earl of Plymouth, 1 July 1986, lot 116, (as Roman (?) School, circa 1580)