SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
DUTCH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY
STUDY OF A BOY STANDING ON ONE LEG
Black, red and yellow chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper;
bears early inscriptions in pen and ink, on the reverse of the backing: 3, No= and Vte., and later inscriptions, in black chalk: Berent Avercamp (deleted) / Willem Buyteweg and WOttley / Given me by my Brother / Herbert, March 24 1857
sheet: 13⅝ by 9¾ in; 343 by 246 mm
framed: 24 by 18 in; 610 by 457 mm
Laid down. Horizontal fold across centre. Som minor foxing and abrasion. Small losses in corners. Otherwise in reasonably good condition.
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Herbert Ottley (b.1826),
by whom given, on 24 March 1857, to his brother, Warner Ottley, Jnr. (b.1811)
Herbert and Warner Ottley were the nephews of the celebrated keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, William Young Ottley (1771-1836).