London, South Kensington
2 December 2008
PORTUGUESE SCHOOL, early 19TH CENTURY
An allegory of medicine
inscribed 'INVENTUM MEDICINA MEUM EST.' and 'Medicina; 2a sobreporta p.a a casa das Artes entreguei-a pela Pascoa de 1816'
pen and brown ink, grey wash
8 x 12½ in. (210 x 318 mm.)
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This impressive drawing can be compared with those by Cyrillo Volkmar Machado (1748-1823) who's works often bear a strong influence of Genoese art.
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