8 July 2008
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.)
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.
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