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Studio of Niccolò del Abbate (1509/12 - 1571)

Recto: A Banquet: Scene from Classical Mythology Verso: Various Anatomical Sketches

Macandrew (1980) A181

Recto: Pen and brown ink and brown wash on off-white paper Verso: Pen and brown ink.  Sheet: 349 x 745 mm

Verso: Inscribed in brown ink in a later hand: 2 Dessein I.d'Histoire / I. De Bataill; Primatici (alias L'abbate di Sa Martino a Fontanableo)

Collector's Mark: Verso: Douce (L. 987)

Provenance: John Talman

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Bequeathed by Francis Douce, 1834, and transferred from the Bodleian Library, 1863;