Pen and two tones of brown ink, brush and gray-brown wash, over traces of leadpoint or black chalk
sheet: 16 5/16 x 10 3/8 in. (41.4 x 26.3 cm)
Purchase, Hewitt Fund, 1917
Not on view
Inscription: The recto is annotated by a 17th century hand, at lower right, with the original annotation in pale brown ink gone over in a darker shade of brown ink: "di mano di Anniballe Carracci"; at upper right, in pen and brown ink: "2". The verso is annotated by an early hand, at lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Aa: 39" [crossed out]; "An: Carrahhio"; "-40 / 6. 2."; at lower left, in pen and brown ink: "374/216". The old mount, which is now detached from the drawing, is annotated, in pen and brown ink: "Jacob asleep y.e ladder with angels at a great distance".
Marking: Stamp, at lower right, Peter Lely (Lugt 2092)
Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); possibly Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (British, 1656–1733, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke (British, 1734–1794, Wilton House, Wiltshire), by 1772 (was in Pembroke volume II, XU.2., dated 24 Nov. 1772); by descent to Reginald Herbert, 15th Earl of Pembroke (British, 1880–1960, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Sotheby's, London- Pembroke sale July 5–6, 9–10, 1917, no. 376
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