At base of the drawing is part of an ink sketch of a fantastic head dress. Possibly, this design is for an anti-masque character in Sir William Davenant's "Brittania Triumphans" (1638). See Plate 34, XXXIV, "Designs by Inigo Jones for Masques and Plays at Court," Walpole Society, 1924.
Costume of an Old Man for a Masque
Pen and brown ink, with gray wash, on paper.
6 x 3 5/8 inches (151 x 91 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
Inscribed at lower right in pen and black ink, "C" [This mark is sometimes attributed to Queen Christina of Sweden].
Pierre Crozat, Paris (Lugt 474); Reitlinger collection; Alister Mathews; Acquired in 1957 by Donald M. Oenslager.