Peter Paul Rubens
Study for the Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria
Pen and brown ink, black chalk, some point of brush and brown wash, with preliminary indications in black chalk, on paper.
12 7/16 x 7 1/16 inches (315 x 178 mm)
Gift of Otto Manley.
Inscribed by the artist, in brown ink, on cornice, "gout" (gold; formerly read as "hout" [wood]); below first capital, "goudt" (gold); on curtain, "Root" (red).
Mario Uzielli, Switzerland; Dr. Edmund Schilling, London (acquired in Paris); private collection, New York (acquired from Schilling in 1954).
Watermark: illegible fragment.