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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 218

    Italian School, 17th Century

    Architectural studies: A design for a niche; A design for an organ loft; and A design for stairs and a wall niche

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    Italian School, 17th Century
    Architectural studies: A design for a niche; A design for an organ loft; and A design for stairs and a wall niche
    signed 'Filippus Rubeaus' (1) and numbered '3', '5' and '25'
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark hand (3)
    13 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (340 x 245 mm.); 14½ x 9¼ in. (367 x 236 mm.) ; 16 x 10¼ in. (410 x 259 mm.); and Italian School, 16th Century, The Cardinal of Portugal by Antonio Rossellino in San Miniato, Florence; and three additional architectural studies, each by a different hand: Design for a domed tower; Design for a wall or ceiling decoration; Design for a cartouche or coat-of-arms (recto), Two studies of an Ionic capital (verso); and Noël-Marcel Lambert, Porte des Anciennes Ecuries du Roi (8)


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    The drawing of a wall or ceiling decoration was attributed to Bernardino Campi by Professor Held who thought that it might have once been part of the Leuchtenberg Album sold in Geneva in 1959.

    Provenance

    L. Pollack (L. 788b).
    An unidentified collector's mark (VLV inscribed in an oval in purple ink) (1,2,3).