5 December 2006
Circle of Claude Gellée, Claude Lorrain (Champagne 1600-1682 Rome)
Porta San Giovanni and Porta Asinara in the Aurelian walls of Rome (recto); A figure wearing a sword, and an architectural elevation (verso)
black chalk, pen and grey ink, grey and brown wash, heightened with white
4¼ x 7¾ in. (108 x 195 mm.)
Purchased from McMaster, 22 April 1921 (£3).
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London, Royal Academy, The Paul Oppé Collection, 1958, no. 333.
An attribution to Étienne Duperac (Bordeaux circa 1525-1601 Paris) has been proposed.
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