17 December 1998
Valentin Lefèvre (c.1642-c.1681)
The Visitation, after Veronese(?)
with inscription 'albano' on the mount
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, arched at the lower edge
189 x 286 mm.; and a portrait of an old man attributed to Vanderbank (2)
Count J. von Roos (?) (L. 2693).
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