22 May 2008
French School, early 17th Century
Four designs for elaborately plumed helmets
Numbered '11', '13', '14' and '22' on the mounts
pen and brown ink, watercolour, bodycolour, heightened with gold, pen and brown ink framing lines
9 7/8 x 8 1/8 in. (24.8 x 20.6 cm.) and smaller
In Italian 18th century frames (4)
L. Houthakker, his mark (not in Lugt).
With Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, 1993.
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P. Fuhring, Design into Art: drawings for architecture and ornament, the Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, London, 1989, II, pp. 670-5, nos. 996, 997 and 1002
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