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A Soldier Brandishing a Shield in a Landscape

Artist:
Monogrammist GK (German, late 16th century)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, German, 16th century
Artist:
Possibly by Georg Keller (German, Frankfurt am Main 1568–1634 Frankfurt am Main)
Date:
1586
Medium:
Pen and black ink
Dimensions:
5 9/16 x 5 1/2 in. (14.2 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.501
Not on view
Signature: Recto, lower center, in pen and black ink: GK [with a device] 1586 10 octob.

Inscription: Verso, bottom left corner, in graphite: 2001.501

Marking: Mount, bottom right: Kneller / no. 1569 (collector's mark of J. Dupan; Lugt 1440).
The paper bears part of a watermark representing two towers (cf. Briquet 15919-50, Ravensburg, second part of the 16th century).
Jean-Marc Du Pan (Geneva, 1785–1838); Sale Christie's, LondonJuly 10, 2001, lot 149A, as German School, 1586; Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
Christie's, London Old Master Drawings including Leonardo da Vinci's 'Horse and Rider'. Sale cat. London, July 10, 2001, cat. no. 149A, fig. no. 149A, p. 189, ill.



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