FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1580 | A MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURE RIDING A SHELL-CHARIOT DRAWN BY BULLS AND A UNICORN, WITH TRITONS PLAYING IN THE WAVES
FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1580
A MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURE RIDING A SHELL-CHARIOT DRAWN BY BULLS AND A UNICORN, WITH TRITONS PLAYING IN THE WAVES
Black chalk and gray wash, heightened with white, on blue paper. Indented for transfer.
165 by 198 mm; 6½ by 7⅞ in
Partially hinged to an old sheet of paper which has itself been laid down to an acid free backing. There is an old repaired horizontal tear to the upper edge of the sheet, clearly evident in the online image and an old pin prick hole to the upper right corner. There is some slight brown staining to the right half of the sheet. The combination of media remains in good condition throughout with the image strong. Sold in a modern wood frame.
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Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 14 April 1999, lot 123 (as Netherlandish School, late 16th Century)