26 January 2012
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID E. RUST
Italian School, 16th century
A design for a niche with figures playing musical instruments
pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white on blue paper
9½ x 5 5/8 in. (24.1 x 14.4 cm.)
J. Richardson, Jun. (L. 2170).
Sir Joshua Reynolds (L. 2364).
Sir Thomas Lawrence (L. 2445).
Possibly P. Huart (L. 2084).
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