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In block to left of figure: IL Verso, lower edge, in pen and brown ink in hand of Esdaile: Th 1825 Verso, lower center, in pen and brown ink: No. 32 Undecifered inscription, lower center, in graphite pencil


Verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink -- mark of John Barnard (Lugt 1419) Recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink -- mark of Esdaile (Lugt 2617) Recto, lower right, stamped in black ink -- mark of Frederick August II (Lugt 971)


John Barnard (d. 1784, London, Lugt 1419); Thomas Thane (1782-1846, London, Lugt 2433); Esdaile (1758-1837, London, Lugt 2617), 1825; Frederick August II (1797-1854, Dresden, Lugt 971); his sale, Leipzig, C. G. Boerner, 1933, lot 459, illustrated; W. G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston); by whom given to MFA May 10, 1951.

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Gift of W. G. Russell Allen

early 17th–mid-17th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Rovinski 69 Hollstein 105


Sheet (trimmed): 16.7 x 12.8 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

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