Attributed to Pier Francesco Mola

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Attributed to Pier Francesco Mola
Woman and Child Reclining at the Feet of a Man with a Flute
Pen and brown ink and wash, over red chalk, on paper.
5 7/8 x 7 11/16 inches (147 x 194 mm)
Gift of Leo Pomerance.

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Thomas Hudson (Lugt 2432); Thomas Blayds (Lugt S. 416a as "unidentified English collector"); Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); possibly Samuel Jones (Loyd), Baron Overstone, and his daughter Harriet, later Lady Wantage (no mark; see under Lugt 2490); possibly her 1st sale, Amsterdam, 22 March 1847; presumably her husband, Robert James Loyd-Lindsay, Baron Wantage of Lockinge; presumably eventually to Christopher Loyd, M.C., Lord Wantage; possibly his sale, London, Sotheby's, 28 November 1945, one of three in lot 34 (as Mola [to Dehn for £30]); Leo Pomerance, New York.
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Hudson, Thomas, 1701-1779, former owner.
Blayds, Thomas, former owner.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Overstone, Samuel Jones Loyd, Baron, 1796-1883, former owner.
Wantage, Harriet Sarah Loyd-Lindsay, Baroness, 1837-1920, former owner.
Wantage, Robert James Loyd-Lindsay, Baron, 1832-1901, former owner.
Wantage, Christopher Loyd, Lord, former owner.
Pomerance, Leo, former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 205.

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