Property of a Nobleman
ITALIAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
Two figure studies of a lady, one seen in profile
Red chalk over traces of black chalk;
bears numbering in pen and brown ink, lower right, on the album page: 23
275 by 184 mm (drawing)
629 by 478 mm (mount)
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Laid down on album page. Made up at the right margin. A tiny tear/nick in the sheet at the lower margin near the right corner. Light brown stains around the edges of the sheet and surface dirt. Red chalk remains fairly 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