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Niccolò del Abbate (1509/12 - 1571)

The Three Cardinal Virtues

Parker II (1956) 66

Pen and black ink with brown wash over black chalk, heightened with white bodycolour, on buff paper.  Sheet: 370 x 260 mm

Inscribed at lower left in a later hand: Perino del Vaga

Collector's Mark: Houlditch (L. 2214), lower right; C. Rogers (L. 624), lower right; Hudson (L. 2432), lower left

Provenance: Richard Houlditch Thomas Hudson Charles Rogers

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Purchased, 1949;