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Jacques Stella (1596-1657)

Head of an old Woman, turned three-quarters to the left

Whiteley (2000) 480; Parker I (1938) 442

Black chalk on discoloured and stained white paper, laid down on white card within a margin of strips of pale blue paper, with an outer band of grey wash.  Sheet: 170 x 134 mm

Inscribed in cartouche at lower centre: MATREM / ANN.80 AGENT. / JAS. STELLA FIL. / DELIN. Ao. 1654

Collector's Mark: Mariette (L. 2097) lower right; Rogers (L. 625) lower left; Douce (L. 688) lower left

Provenance: Pierre-Jean Mariette Charles Rogers his sale, 22 April 1799, part of lot 621

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

WA1863.49