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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 506

    Follower of Leonardo da Vinci

    Head of an old man

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Follower of Leonardo da Vinci
    Head of an old man
    silverpoint, heightened with white, partly over stylus, on prepared paper
    5¾ x 4 5/8 in. (14.5 x 11.8 cm.), unframed


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    Provenance

    W. Mayor (L. 2799).
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 4 July 1988, lot 35.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 4 July 2007, lot 2, as 'Lombard School, circa 1500'.


    Literature

    W. Mayor, A Brief Chronological Description of Original Drawings and Sketches by the most celebrated masters... formed by... W. Mayor, London, 1875, p. 3, no. 10 (as by Leonardo da Vinci).