18th Century FRENCH SCHOOL
Black chalk, with stumping.
470 x 358 mm. (18 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)
An attribution to François-Joseph (Francesco) Casanova (1727-1802) has been suggested. A similar subject appears in Casanova's painting of a Polish Cavalier, recently on the art market in Paris.
Lady Witt, London (according to an inscription on the back of the old mount)
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 14 December 1992, lot 131
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1995
Private collection, Middlesex
Thence by descent.