Flemish, Flanders - Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child, 16th century

Flemish, Flanders

Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child, 16th century

Brown ink and wash on paper, 14.6 x 20.3 cm (5 3/4 x 8 in.) sheet

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Object details

Accession number

1.2.o.18

Provenance

Collection of Thomas Dimsdale (1756–1825), banker and collector, London.
Collection of Sir John Charles Robinson (1824–1913), museum curator, collector, and connoisseur, London.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at auction from the sale of Sir John Charles Robinson's collection at Christie, Manson and Woods, London for £11 on 13 May 1902, through the dealers Thomas Agnew & Sons, lot 183. (as the work of Leonardo da Vinci, 1452–1519)

Marks

Inscribed (in ink, upper left corner) J. C. R. (collector's mark of Sir John Charles Robinson, Lugt no. 1433)
Inscribed (verso, in pencil): 12 / NO 1228
Stamped (verso): ISG
Stamped (verso, in monogram): TD (collector's mark of Thomas Dimsdale, Lugt no. 2426)
Inscribed (verso): a dotted circle / gr (unidentified collector's mark, Lugt no. 1205a).

Bibliography

Christie, Manson and Woods. Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Drawings by Old Masters Formed by a Well-Known Amateur during the Last Forty Years (London, 12-14 May 1902), p. 21, lot 183. (as Leondardo da Vinci)
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). Drawings: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1968), pp. 11-12, no. 6. (as Flemish (?), 16th century)


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