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Skeleton Hanging from a Tree in a Landscape

Paul Bril (Netherlandish, Breda (?) 1553/54–1626 Rome)
late 16th–early 17th century
Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brush and brown and blue wash
sheet: 7 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (19 x 27.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2003
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: At lower center, inscribed "Paolo Brillo" in pen and brown ink; at lower right inscribed "90" (changed in "86") in pen and brown ink
Don Gaspar Méndez de Haro y Guzmán, 7th Marquès del Carpio (Spanish, Madrid 1629–1687 Naples), Marchese del Carpio e Helice, 1687 [sheet 92, drawing no. 86]; sale, Christie's, London, March 20, 1973, lot 23; Chiltern Art Gallery, London; Mondial Fine Arts Ltd.; Vendor: Mondial Fine Arts Ltd.
Christie's, London Important Old Master Drawings [Sale cat: March 20, 1973]. 1973, cat. no. 23, ill.

Louisa Wood Ruby Paul Bril: The Drawings. 1999, p. 79, cat. 7, pl. 8, ill.

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