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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 503

    After Leonardo da Vinci

    Two grotesque heads: a woman wearing a conical headdress and a caricature of Dante

    Price Realised  

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    After Leonardo da Vinci
    Two grotesque heads: a woman wearing a conical headdress and a caricature of Dante
    pen and brown ink, unidentified watermark device
    5½ x 5½ in. (13.9 x 13.9 cm.), unframed


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    A copy after the lower half of a sheet by Francesco Melzi at Windsor, itself after a lost original by Leonardo (K. Clark, The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, London, 1969, I, p. 83, no. 12493, II, fig. 12493).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 19-20 June 1967, lot 876.