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A Soldier Brandishing a Shield in a Landscape

Artist:
Monogrammist GK (German, late 16th century)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, German, 16th century
Artist:
Possibly by Georg Keller (German, Frankfurt am Main 1568–1634 Frankfurt am Main)
Date:
1586
Medium:
Pen and black ink
Dimensions:
5 9/16 x 5 1/2 in. (14.2 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.501
Not on view
Signature: Recto, lower center, in pen and black ink: GK [with a device] 1586 10 octob.

Inscription: Verso, bottom left corner, in graphite: 2001.501

Marking: Mount, bottom right: Kneller / no. 1569 (collector's mark of J. Dupan; Lugt 1440).
The paper bears part of a watermark representing two towers (cf. Briquet 15919-50, Ravensburg, second part of the 16th century).
Jean-Marc Du Pan (Swiss); Sale Christie's, LondonJuly 10, 2001, lot 149A, as German School, 1586; Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich
Christie's, London Old Master Drawings including Leonardo da Vinci's 'Horse and Rider'. [Sale catalogue]. London, July 10, 2001, cat. no. 149A, fig. no. 149A, p. 189, ill.

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