4 July 2000
Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (1762-1844)
A woman with a cow and a seated man by a capital
signed 'Bison' in ink and inscribed 'Venezia' in pencil
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and red wash on light cream paper
225 x 165 mm.
Dukes of Litta, Milan (drystamp coat-of arms).
Anon. sale, Christie's London, 1 July 1969, lot 271 (78 gns. to Duke).
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Geneva, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Art Vénitien en Suisse et au Liechtenstein, 1978, no. 183, illustrated.
A comparable drawing with a single capital is at the Castello Sforzesco, Milan, A Rizzi, Disegni del Bison, Bologna, 1976, no. 64.
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