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A King, formerly in an album; seated to left, his right arm extended
Red chalk, heightened with white, on buff paper
Verso: Head of a man in profile to left, an outstretched arm and drapery
Red chalk, heightened with white
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Height: 273 millimetres
Width: 227 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: encircled fleur-de-lys.
Lit.: N. Turner, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, Roman Baroque Drawings', London, 1999, I, no. 331
The old attribution to Giuseppe Ribera (1590-1652) cannot be sustained (see letter from Dr Mark McDonald dated 24 October 1994). The style is slightly reminiscent of Andrea Sacchi (q.v.), by whom there are four drawings from the Broke Hall album (see 1963,1109.24-27).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From an album of chiefly 17th-century Italian drawings, with a 19th-century binding inscribed: "CHALKS"; on the back fly-leaf: "Broke Hall". The entire album was purchased using £240 donated to the BM by Sotheby's. Some drawings were mounted at the time of acquisition by the Museum (1963,1109.29-31, 1963,1109.26-27, 1963,1109.24-25); the remainder was registered in 1988 (see 1988,1105.91 and sub-numbers).
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