Italian School, 16th/17th Century
Striding Half-nude Female Figure Seen from Behind
Inscribed in pencil "Guid.." and with a second faint inscription l.r., collector's stamp "A" for Duc de Genova-Savoia (Lugt L.47a) l.l.
Ink and wash on paper mounted to wove paper, 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (26.5 x 16.5 cm),unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Foxing, staining, small tear to u.r. edge, abrasion and glue stains and residue to the reverse, with traces of a second drawing which must have been on the reverse visible when the work is held up against a light.
Reverse of the support has been torn away in the upper left corner to expose an area (about 1 1/4 x 3 inches) of the original laid paper and which shows a few quick lines drawn in brown ink and crayon. The paper is fragile in this area, and the small tear measures 1/4 inch (0.6 cm).
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