Bolognese School, Late 17th Century
Kneeling Male Nude Harvesting Grapes
Red and black chalk on paper, 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (42.0 x 29.0 cm), stamped with collector's mark "SCIPIO" within an oval (Lugt, 2274a) and inscribed "Illustrated in Ginsburg Coll" in pencil, both on the reverse of the mount.
Condition: Staining, abrasions, surface losses, creasing, possible fading, laid down on a secondary sheet edged with gold foil.
Provenance: The estate of Robert Wynne, Massachusetts.
N.B. The collector's mark "SCIPIO" refers to H.S. (Henry Scipio) Reitlinger, British, 1882-1950. The inscription regarding the Ginsburg Collection may refer to Dr. C.D. (Christian David ) Ginsburg (British, 1831-1914), whose collection was sold by Sotheby's London in 1915. (The collection of engravings, etchings & drawings by the old masters, the property of the late Dr. C.D. Ginsburg, LL.D. of Oakthorpe, Palmer's Green N. [sold by order of the executors], Sotheby's London, sale catalog, July 20-23, 1915.) Other Old Master and modern drawings from the Ginsburg Collection were also sold as part of a larger auction by Sotheby's London, July 29, 1924. (Lots 1-41). The seller of this group of forty works had received them from Dr. Ginsburg by bequest.
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