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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 205

    French School, early 17th Century

    Four designs for elaborately plumed helmets

    Price Realised  

    French School, early 17th Century
    Four designs for elaborately plumed helmets
    With numbers '1', '2', '3' and '17' on the mounts and with two subsidiary studies of helmets (1) and (2)
    pen and brown ink, watercolour, bodycolour, heightened with gold, pen and brown ink framing lines, the top margin shaped (4)
    10 3/8 x 8½ in. (26.3 x 20.7 cm.) and smaller
    In Italian 18th century frames (4)


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    Provenance

    L. Houthakker, his mark (not in Lugt).
    With Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, 1993.


    Literature

    P. Fuhring, Design into Art: drawings for architecture and ornament, the Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, London, 1989, II, pp. 670-5, nos. 998-1001