Inigo Jones

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Inigo Jones
1573-1652
Costumed Female Figure. Verso: Sketch of a female nude
Pen and black ink, with gray wash, on paper; verso: black chalk.
12 1/8 x 6 5/16 inches (308 x 186 mm)
Gift of Mrs. John H. Steiner.
1978.21

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Unidentified collector (mark on verso in purple ink); Mr. and Mrs. John H. Steiner, Larchmont, N.Y.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 199.

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Watermark: crowned double headed eagle (see Briquet 272-91).
Possibly a design for "The Masque of Queens", written by Ben Jonson and designed by Inigo Jones, which was performed by the Queen and her ladies at Whitehall, 2 February 1609.

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Steiner, John H., former owner.
Steiner, John H., Mrs., former owner.

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