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Inscription: The two stamps of a six-pointed star in black ink of the famous English musician and collector Nicholas Lanier II (1588–1666), applied by his heirs soon after his death, appear near the bottom border of the composition. Also at the bottom border, an early author who was a non-Italian native speaker, perhaps Lanier himself, wrote in pen-and-ink cursive: “nel ornamenti di Tapestria a Roma” (sic, as this should read “negli ornamenti di tappezzeria a Roma”; English: “in the ornaments of tapestries in Rome”).
Nicholas Lanier (British, baptised London 1588–1666 London); Mrs. Spowers (British, doc. ca. 2004)(owner in 2004 according to letter on file from Paul Joannides); Christie's, London, July 3, 2012, lot 8; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," August 27, 2013–November 18, 2013.
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