ROMAN SCHOOL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY | Reclining male nude
Property of a Nobleman
ROMAN SCHOOL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
Reclining male nude
bears three sets of numbers, upper left: 15, lower right: 10 and lower right on the album page: 35
266 by 309 mm (drawing)
630 by 480 (mount)
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Hinged to the mount at the upper margin. A number of repaired tears, two at the upper margin along with losses and one at the lower margin. There is a light brown stain on the man's leg and there are other black chalk marks/stains throughout, possibly studio stains. The red chalk remains vibrant and strong despite the condition issues.
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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