Italian School, 17th/18th Century
Diana Clipping Cupid's Wings
Unsigned, with a partial collector's stamp l.r., inscribed "Di Gio: Batti..." and numbered "...:22" in ink on the reverse.
Black chalk on laid paper with watermark, 7 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. (18.0 x 24.7 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Small holes/tears to u.r. quadrant, loss to l.l. corner, foxing, toning, some bleed through from the ink inscription on the reverse, affixed to window mat along edges of the reverse.
N.B. The inscription on the reverse provides an attribution to Giovanni Battista Lenardi (Italian, 1656-1704). The collector's stamp at the lower right has been mostly trimmed off, but what remains strongly resembles the violet "A" of Duc de Genova-Savoia (Lugt L.47a).
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