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Virgilius (1514) Solis (1514 - 1562)

Lot 149: Virgil Solis (1514-1562)

Christie's

July 10, 2001
London, United Kingdom

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A dog in profile to the left in a landscape dated '1549' and signed (?) with a device and with inscriptions 'Jost Amman' on the mount pen and brown ink, the lower corners cut, the tips of the upper corners cut 95 x 146 mm. PROVENANCE P. Vischer (L. 2115 and L. 2116), with his mount and inscriptions 'Dessin No.5.' and 'fol:'; Paris, 4 May 1852, part of lot 113. J. Dupan (L. 1440), with number 'no 1604'; Paris, 26-8 March 1840, lot 1889 (as MaŒtre inconnu). C.F.L Panckoucke, according to an inscription on the mount. NOTES Comparable in handling with two drawings by Solis in the British Museum, J. Rowlands, Drawings by German Artists, London, 1993, nos. 465-6.

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