Stefano della Bella (1610-1663)
An old man reading a book, bust-length
black chalk, pen and brown ink
66 x 88 mm.
Earl Spencer (L. 1530), his mount with attribution 'S: Della bella' and shelfmark 'B n°.55'.
Anon. sale, Christie's London, 1 July 1969, part of lot 67 (10gns. to Cook).