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    Sale 7605

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    8 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    Johann Heinrich Roos (Otterberg 1631-1685 Frankfurt)

    A peasant family and their animals by ruins

    Price Realised  

    Johann Heinrich Roos (Otterberg 1631-1685 Frankfurt)
    A peasant family and their animals by ruins
    signed 'JHRoos [JHR in ligature] fecit', with a subsidiary study of child in black chalk (verso)
    pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, pen and grey ink framing lines
    10¼ x 7¾ in. (261 x 198 mm.)


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    Provenance

    Sir Thomas Lawrence (L. 2445).
    W. Esdaile (L. 2617), his partial mount with attribution 'J.H. Roos' (recto and verso) and inscription 'Formerly in the colln of Sir Thos Lawrence J-H-Roos' (verso); Christie's, London, 22 June 1840 (4th Day's Sale), probably lot 821 as 'Roos: Peasants, with cattle and sheep near some Roman ruins, pen and ink; very spirited' (with lot 820, also by Roos, 11s. to Tiffin).
    Colonel H.A. Clowes, and by descent to the present owner.