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    Sale 2134

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    29 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 14

    Stefano Della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)

    Studies of drummers, peasants and soldiers with swords and lances

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Stefano Della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)
    Studies of drummers, peasants and soldiers with swords and lances
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash, fragmentary watermark device, the corners cut
    3 3/8 x 4¼ in. (86 x 108 mm.)


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    Provenance

    Thomas Tomkins (1743-1816); Mr. Hickman's Gallery, London, 25-28 February 1818, part of lot 289 (£32.10s.).
    Robert Holford, thence by descent to
    Sir George Holford; Sotheby's, London, 17 May 1928, part of lot 29b (as 'A series of some 270 drawings by Stefano della Bella, of a variety of subjects, including animals, birds, landscapes, figures, vessels, etc., collected by Thomas Tompkins, mounted in a finely bound red morocco volume with gilt tooling').
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 March 1975, part of lot 52, when acquired by the present owner.