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]ENQUIRE
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.’
Sir Bruce Ingram, Chesham (Lugt 1405a), his mark, with the letter B below, on the versoCarl Winter, Cambridge (his mark CW, not in Lugt, on the verso).