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after Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)

Phaeton begging for the Chariot of Apollo

Whiteley (2000) 472

Black chalk, pen and black ink with brown wash and white oil pigment on cracked, discoloured paper.  Sheet: 470 x 565 mm

Verso: Inscribed in graphite: CORTONA and 67; in red ink: Lot 452

Collector's Mark: Douce (L.689) in centre

Provenance: John Clarke, his sale, 14 June 1821, Lot 452 Charles George Dyer

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

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.  WA1863.46