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A scene from the Book of Esther; interior with two figures wearing crowns, with guards or soldiers at r
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash
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Height: 226 millimetres
Width: 165 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing belongs to a series: others are in the Louvre (10559) and in the Ashmolean Museum (P.11 418. 419), in the Steinmet 2 Museum in Bruges.
Lit: J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 192
Gere & Pouncey 1983
These two drawings belong to a series, which to judge from the numbering consisted of at least ninety-four. Others, in the Louvre (10559), the Ashmolean Museum (P II 418 and 419) and the Steinmetz Museum in Bruges, and some which have appeared in auctions and dealers' catalogues, are listed by C. Monbeig Goguel in 'Arte illustrata', 58 (1974), p. 176, note 19. To the list may be added lots 34 and 17 in Christie's sales of 23 March 1976 and 7 July 1981 respectively.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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