11 November 1996
Flemish School, c.1700
A Design for a Frontispiece: a couple embracing and crowned with laurel Leaves, a slave bound beneath, putti and female figures in flight
with inscription 'J. Stella' (verso)
red chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash, brown ink framing lines, watermark posthorn
230 x 170 mm.; and a drawing attributed to G. van Nijmegen (2)
(1) An unidentified collector's mark (L. 2859d).
(2) Louis Maudet (his mark, not in Lugt).
(1&2) Nicos Dhikeos (his mark, not in Lugt).
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(3 & 4) probably based on pictures sold, Christie's, London, 20 October 1993, part lot 36, and with the art trade, Berlin, 1948.
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