PROVENANCE
Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

23. Francesco Brizio
(1574-1623)

Extensive Landscape with a Castle and Two Seated Men

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Brizio, Extensive Landscape

Extensive Landscape with a Castle and Two Seated Men

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Original drawing in brown ink on laid paper, 256 x 385 mm., laid down to a Talman-type mount. An extensive Carracci-style landscape (formerly given to Agostino Carracci) with seated nude figures in the foreground; small losses restored. The attribution to Brizio, who was the best disciple of Ludovico Carracci, was given by Ann Sutherland-Harris. Brizio was born in Bologna and was thought to be originally a pupil of Passarotti, but later studied under Agostino and Ludovico Carracci. There are fine paintings by him in both San Petronio and San Domenico in Bologna. He was also quite active as both an etcher and engraver (The Illustrated Bartsch lists about fifty prints by him) and is known to have completed plates left unfinished by Agostino Carracci. The present drawing is remarkably close to landscapes by Agostino.

Provenance:
E. Lelli (Lugt 2852). Although originally classified as unidentified, this mark is now thought to be that of the Bolognese artist and collector Ercole Lelli (1702-1766). Lelli, originally a gun maker (like his father), began to study art with Zanetti, made engravings and won a first prize for drawing from the Bologna Academy in 1727. He later, 1754, became director of that academy, for which he had developed a studio for anatomical studies. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be known about his collecting.

Robert Udny (L. 2248). Robert Fullarton Udny (1722-1802), originally of Udny Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and later of Teddington, Middlesex and London, was a merchant engaged in trade with the West Indies, and the brother of John Udny, British consul in Venice and Livorno. Both brothers were avid collectors, principally of Italian art, John of paintings, and Robert of paintings, drawings and prints, as well as books. His drawings, some 680 lots and mostly Italian 16th and 17th centuries, were sold in 1803. Udny was a member of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries.

John Talman (?) (see L. 2462). This drawing, on the basis only of the style of the mount, may also have belonged to Talman (1677-1726), a British architect, member and director of the Society of Antiquaries and a voracious collector of prints and drawings. His collection was said to include 26,000 prints and 7000 drawings.

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