5 December 2006
Circle of Giovanni Antonio Sacchi, il Pordenone (Pordenone circa 1484-1539 Ferrara)
The Birth of the Virgin, with subsidiary studies of serving women and a midwife
with date '1509'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white, on blue paper, the lower right corner made up
13¼ x 8¾ in. (338 x 223 mm.)
J. Richardson Jun. (L. 2170), his attribution 'il Pordonone' (recto and verso).
Sir Joshua Reynolds (L. 2364).
P. Sandby (L. 2112).
An unidentified armorial stamp.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, 23 May 1922, part of lot 72 (a folio of drawings, to Meatyard).
Purchased from Meatyard, 25 May 1922 (30s.).
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London, Royal Academy, The Paul Oppé Collection, 1958, no. 362.
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Works from the Paul Oppé Collection, 1961, no. 131.
An attribution to Prospero Fontana has been suggested.
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Please note in the catalogue that the image for this lot is incorrectly labelled as lot 13.
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