31 January 2013
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED CANADIAN COLLECTOR
Circle of Pier Francesco Mola (Coldrerio, near Lugano 1612-1666 Rome)
Head of an old man
oil on paper laid down on canvas
17 1/8 x 11½ in. (43.5 x 29.2 cm.)
Webb sale, where acquired by the 13th Earl of Derby (£10.10s).
The Rt. Hon. Earl of Derby, Knowsley Hall; Christie's, London, 17 July 1964, lot 53, as 'Rubens' (450 gns. to Colnaghi).
with Colnaghi's, London, as 'Roman School, 17th Century'.
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G. Scharf, Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures at Knowsley Hall, London, 1875, p. 66, no. 118, as 'Head of St. Peter, a Cartoon...Rubens'.
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