French/Italian 18th Century, or Earlier – ‘Putti’ Representing Two of the Four Seasons.
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Drawn in black chalk or charcoal with opaque white highlights on buff laid paper. Both drawings are contained in carved 18th century gilt-wood frames, with the initials, MBCP, and numbers 377, written in brown ink, verso. A further inscription written in pencil on the back of SPRING is illegible.
1. SPRING: Seven Putti in a garden of flowers and birds, one being crowned with a garland and two others kissing in the background. Sheet: 18.7 cm. in diameter; Rampant Griffin watermark. Frame: 25.4 cm. in diameter.
2. AUTUMN or SUMMER: Seven Putti playing, eating, and sleeping. Sheet: 18.5 cm. in diameter; watermark with indistinct name. Frame: 25.1 cm. in diameter.