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Lot 59George Chinnery
British, 1774-1852
Mother and Child
Ink over graphite on paper laid to a second sheet
4 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches (11.2 x 9.5 cm); sight 4 x 3 3/4 inches (10.2 x 9.5 cm)
The Maas Gallery, London, February 1961
Acquired from the above by The Gallery of Mortimer Brandt, New York, 1961
The Estate of Mortimer Brandt, Baltimore, 1993
By descent in the family to
Private collection, Baltimore
Note: The sheet to which this drawing is laid is the verso of a sheet of letter paper, the rec to of which is inscribed in a 19th-century hand as follows: Take from thy harp the cypress leaf/Let gayer groves inspire/Let not discordant tones of grief/Monopolise the lyre./This world is not so good perchance/As poets wish to view/But love still cheers the bride [cut off]/Friends are not all untrue.

Sold for $756
Estimate $800-1,200

lightly toned; mat staining around the edges. Some minor creasing.

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