Interiors, Day 1 | 10 January 2017

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Follower of Annibale Carracci (Italian 1560-1609) - Socrates in thought at the Battle of Potidaea

Sold for £5500

Est: £800–1200

Follower of Annibale Carracci (Italian 1560-1609)

Socrates in thought at the Battle of Potidaea

Red crayon on trimmed buff paper
With collector's stamp for Sir Joshua Reynolds, lower right, unidentified stamp, lower left
37 x 19.5cm (14 1/2 x 7 5/8in.)
Provenance:
Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364)
The Collection of Clifford & Rosemary Ellis
Thence by descent to the present owners

The philosopher Socrates is revealed by plato to be a veteran of the Battle of Potidaea, where he stood for a whole day in meditation.

Unframed. Mounted only to the left edge. Light discolouration throughout the sheet with some light fading to the crayon in the lower half. There is a visible repaired tear approx. 5cm from the extreme upper edge running to the figure's neck (visible in catalogue illustration). The paper appears to have been laid down to another sheet with two spandrel mounts to the edges which give the effect of heavy crease lines (visible in catalogue illustration). This secondary sheet is partly visible to the right and lower extreme edges. There are two small holes to the original sheet at the lower edge where the laid sheet is visible. There are a number of visible previous handling creases around the edges which have become flattened once laid down. There is a dark line visible along the left edge corresponding to where the sheet has been laid down. There is a piece of adhesive tape at the upper left spandrel verso and to corresponding corner of mount. Would recommend viewing.

Interiors, Day 1

Tuesday 10 January 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

Viewing

Sunday 8th January
10am - 2pm
Monday 9th January
9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 10th January
from 8.30am

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