22 January 2003
Antonio Bellucci (Pieve di Soligo 1654-1726)
Diana and Endymion
red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark eagle
10½ x 7 in. (266 x 177 mm.)
F.M.N. Gabburri (L. 2992b), with his inscription 'Orige. di Antonio Belluzzi Véneziano. No. 494.z2 - -' (verso).
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The present drawing was owned by the Florentine collector Francesco Maria Nicolò Gabburri (1675-1742), whose collection was subsequently bought by the dealer William Kent and brought to England.
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