Giuseppe Bernardino BISON (Palmanova 1762 - Milan 1844)

A Ship in a Storm Sold

Pen and brown ink and two shades of brown wash, over an underdrawing in black chalk.
Signed Bison at the lower right.
162 x 194 mm. (6 3/8 x 7 5/8 in.) [sheet]

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The present work belonged to Sir Bruce Ingram (1877-1963), one-time editor of the Illustrated London News and among the most enthusiastic collectors of drawings of his day. Ingram had a particular penchant for maritime and shipping scenes, as was noted by one scholar in the introduction to an exhibition catalogue of drawings and paintings of such subjects in 1938: ‘Captain Bruce Ingram has assembled a collection of maritime drawings which, at a modest computation, may be said to stand among the finest in the world.’

Provenance:
Sir Bruce Ingram, Chesham (Lugt 1405a), his mark, with the letter B below, on the verso
Carl Winter, Cambridge (his mark CW, not in Lugt, on the verso).

Giuseppe Bernardino BISON

A Ship in a Storm

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