Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Death of Niobe and Her Children

Artist:
Circle of Bernard Picart (French, Paris 1673–1733 Amsterdam) (?)
Artist:
After Guglielmo della Porta (Italian, Porlezza, near Lake Lugano ca. 1500–1577 Rome)
Former Attribution:
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white on blue paper. Later retouched with brush and gray ink.
Dimensions:
sheet: 6 3/8 x 10 13/16 in. (16.2 x 27.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1975.131.190
Not on view
Inscription: Lower left corner of mount in pen and brown ink: 101X
At lower center margin: Benvenuto Cellini
Lower right corner: WE
On verso at lower left corner: Formerly in the colln of Sr Thos Lawrence
In pencil the initials J.Th

Marking: Lower left collector's mark of T. Lawrence (Lugt 2445)
John Thane (British, London 1748–1818); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); William Esdaile (British, 1758–1837 London); his sale, Christie's, London, June 18, 1840, part of lot 113 (as by Benvenuto Cellini); A. E. Williamson (Stuppington); Sotheby's, London, June 21, 1950, lot 20 (as by Benvenuto Cellini); sale, Christie's, London, November 30, 1965, part of lot 13; Donor: Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971)
Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann "Dutch and Flemish Figure Drawings from the collection of Harry G. Sperling." Master Drawings. vol. 12, no. 1, New York, 1974, note 10, no. 7, pp. 35-38.



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