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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 304

    Italian School, early 17th Century

    An allegory with statues in the niches of a rustic wall surmounting a well, a garden behind

    Price Realised  

    Italian School, early 17th Century
    An allegory with statues in the niches of a rustic wall surmounting a well, a garden behind
    inscribed '....OMNES'
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark star
    11¼ x 7¼ in. (290 x 183 mm.)


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    Dr. Jennifer Montagu pointed out at the time of the 1988 sale that this appears to be half of the drawing for a thesis print connected with the Accademia degli Arisofi, a Jesuit academy attached to the Collegio de Brera, Rome. This had the emblem of a well with a wheel to which buckets were attached, and the motto UNA OMNES. The cartouche held by a putto top right would probably have been for the arms of the dedicatee.

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    Provenance

    Princes of Liechtenstein.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 6 December, 1988, lot 77.