Pen and black ink and brush and black ink wash, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper
Signed and inscribed lower left, in pen and brown ink: “J. Brown invt. Roma”; inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: “36”; upper right, in graphite: “57”
21.3 × 30.2 cm (8 7/16 × 11 15/16 in.)
Prints and Drawings Purchase and Discretionary funds
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William Young Ottley (1771–1836), London; his sale Phillips, June 6, 1814, lot 241. Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830), London; his sale Christie’s, June 17, 1830, lot 106. Possibly, Susan, Countess of Guildford (1771–1836) by 1837; by descent to her daughter, Susan, Baroness North (1779–1884); by descent to her son, the 11th Lord North; his sale July 14, 1885. Sold by a small art dealer, Paris, to Hazlitt, London, 1998; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.
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