Studio of Daniel Rabel

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Studio of Daniel Rabel
ca. 1578-1637
Two Grotesque Pedestals
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, and watercolor on paper; mounted on an album sheet.
12 1/2 x 8 1/16 inches (317 x 206 mm)
Purchased as the gift Mrs. Landon K. Thorne, Jr.
1986.112:8
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Numbered at upper center in graphite, "70"; at upper right corner in pen and brown ink, "75".
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Hippolyte Destailleur (no mark; see Lugt 740); private collection, Germany; Hobhouse, Ltd., London, in association with Wheelock Whitney & Co., New York.
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Watermark: none visible through lining.
One of eight working designs for costumes (1615-1633) for the court ballet of Louis XIII. All eight were originally bound in an album (reorganized several times over the years) that was dismembered for sale in 1986. This design is for stage props.

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