• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 321

    Roman School, 17th Century

    Head of a man, probably after the antique

    Price Realised  

    Roman School, 17th Century
    Head of a man, probably after the antique
    with inscription 'quella[?]' and with number '119' in red chalk
    black and red chalk
    3 x 2 7/8 in. (7.7 x 7.3 cm.)


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    The depiction of this head, with its blank eyes, suggests that this is a study after a classical statue, perhaps one of the sons of Laocoon.

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    Provenance

    Unknown collector's numbering 'Aa. 32' (on the verso).
    Unknown collector's inscription, 'May 26. 1807 Lor[?]...' (on the verso).