4 July 2000
Giulio Benso (circa 1601-1668)
A woman with a putto holding a distaff; (recto); The head of an old woman, after the Antique (verso)
with inscription 'Ribalta.'
black chalk, pen and brown ink (recto), red chalk (verso) on blue paper
283 x 165 mm.
Feliz Boix, Madrid.
Chaveau Valcondel, Barcelona.
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D. Angulo and A.E. Pérez Sánchez, A Corpus of Spanish Drawings, London, 1988, IV, p. 74.
The attribution to Benso was first suggested by Robert Manning and confirmed by Mary Newcome Schleier.
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