Circle of Bernard Picart (French, Paris 1673–1733 Amsterdam) (?)
After Guglielmo della Porta (Italian, Porlezza, near Lake Lugano ca. 1500–1577 Rome)
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
late 17th–early 18th century
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white on blue paper. Later retouched with brush and gray ink.
sheet: 6 3/8 x 10 13/16 in. (16.2 x 27.5 cm)
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
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.
Artist: Bernard Picart (French, Paris 1673–1733 Amsterdam)Date: n.d.Medium: Red chalk; faintly squared in red chalk. Framing lines in black chalk. Horizontal line in graphite at lower margin.Accession: 67.100.5On view in:Not on view
Artist: Bernard Picart (French, Paris 1673–1733 Amsterdam)Date: 1722Medium: Pen and gray ink, brush and gray wash, over traces of graphite and red chalk, heightened with white. Contours incised. Verso reddened for transfer.Accession: 1974.206On view in:Not on view