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Inscription

By the artist, in the disc held by angels, Maria; by a later hand at lower left in pen and black ink, Marc'Antonio Franceschini. On the mount, in an 18th-century hand, Marc Anthonio Franceschin; and P No. 46; and, He was pupil of a scholar of Carlo Cignani ,/ This drawing much of his manner / a true & compleat Drawing and /..Specimen of the master / a Scholar of Carlo Cignani / a true Drawing of a master / very fine.

Provenance

A late 18th-century English collection, with mount and inscriptions. (P. & D. Colnaghi, London, with number D27714). Raine, Countess Spencer [1929 - 2016], London; (her sale, Christie's, London, 17 July 2017, no. 43); ( Nicolas Schwed, Paris); purchased by NGA, 2018.

Bibliography
2001
Miller, Dwight C. Marcantonio Franceschini. Turin, 2001: undesc.
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