ITALIAN SCHOOL 18TH CENTURY
An allegorical figure between coats of arms and trophies, after the Antique
Pen and brown ink and grey wash on vellum
295 by 522 mm (drawing)
401 by 600 mm (mount)
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Hinged to mount at the upper margin. Light staining around the edges of the sheet and some buckling and creases due to the nature of vellum support. The right side of the sheet has yellowed more than the rest of the sheet. A small brown stain at the left section near the centre. Otherwise pen and ink and wash remains strong and vibrant.
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Iohan Quirijn van Regteren Altena (1899-1980), Amsterdam (L.4617),
by whose heirs sold, Paris, Christie's, 25 March 2015, part of lot 29