Description & Technical information

Like many of Bison’s drawings, the present sheet is unrelated to any known painting or fresco by the artist, and was almost certainly executed as an independent work of art. Somewhat similar subjects are found in two signed drawings of a Landscape with Monuments and Two Figures Standing Among Ruins, both in the collection of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. 

Pen and brown ink, with brown and green wash, over an underdrawing in red chalk. 
187 x 220 mm. (7 3/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

Medium: Pen and brown ink
Dimensions: 18.7 x 22 cm (7³/₈ x 8⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, France
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 30 October 2000, lot 9
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 2001
John O’Brien, Charles Town, West Virginia (Lugt 4230).

Exhibitions: New York and London, Colnaghi, An Exhibition of Master Drawings, 2001, no.35.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints