Maître de Flore
fl. Second half of 16th century
Procris and Cephalus
Brush and brown wash, some pen and brown ink, heightened with white gouache, over preliminary indications in black chalk, with touches of red chalk, on paper.
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 inches (219 x 308 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund, with the special assistance of Miss Alice Tully, Miss Julia P. Wightman, and the Thorne Foundation.
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Numbered on verso of lining, at upper left in graphite, "14/17", "20" and "D406".
Comte de Southesk; Henry S. Reitlinger (no mark; see Lugt S. 2274a); his sale, London, Sotheby's, 14 April 1954, lot 307; Mr. and Mrs. Germain Seligman, New York.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
See Ovid, "Metamorphoses", VII: 795-866.