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A Lion in Profile Facing to the Left ("Leo")

Artist:
Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua)
Date:
n.d.
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (13.3 x 15.8 cm) maximum; silhouetted
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Katrin Bellinger, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.178.3
Not on view
Inscription: Verso, in pen and brown ink, by John Barnard: J. B. No. [cut off]/6 1/2 by 5 1/2 (Lugt 1420).

Marking: Stamped lower right with the collectors' marks of Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092), Richardson the Elder (Lugt 2183), Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364), and twice, lower right and centre, with the collector's mark of Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (Lugt 2710b). The collector's mark of Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445) lower left.
Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); John Barnard the Younger (British, 1705–1784); Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (British, London 1800–1857 London), by descent to; John Sutherland Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland (British, 1915–2000); his sale, Sotheby's, London, December 5, 1972, lot 14; John Steiner and Alice F. Steiner; Steiner Family Collection by descent; Donor: Katrin Bellinger
Frederick Hartt Giulio Romano. 2 Vols., New Haven, 1958, cat. no. 110, p. 293.

Julien Stock The Catalogue of the Ellesmere Collection, Part II: Drawings by Giulio Romano and other Sixteenth-century Masters Sale cata., Tuesday 5th December, 1972. London, 1972, cat. no. lot. no. 14, fig. no. 14, p. 37, ill.

Amedeo Belluzzi Palazzo Te a Mantova / The Palazzo Te in Mantua. Modena, 1998, fig. no. 259, p. 396., ill.



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