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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; WA1949.33.

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