24 January 2001
Italian School, late 16th Century
Venus showing the people to Cupid, after Raphael
with inscriptions 'Raphäel' and '23'
black chalk, brown wash, upper left corner cut
107/8 x 81/8 in. (277 x 206 mm.)
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