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.
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.
Crozat, M. (Pierre), 1661-1740, former owner.
Mathews, Alister, former owner.
Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.