Pen and ink drawing on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 12.7 x 12.6 cm. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 11.9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 5 x 5 inch. The image size is ca. 4.6 x 4.7 inch.
Antique drawing, untitled. Pen and ink drawing of an allegorical scene depicting poetry and geography. With a horse in the rear. Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Valerio Castello’ after own design. The rear has a pencil annotation of the Italian artist Valerio Castello (1625-1654). We doubt this attribution. Our assessment is French 17th.c.
Condition: Good, given age. Some damage in left paper corners, barely effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE DRAWING-ALLEGORY-POETRY-GEOGRAPHY-HORSE-CASTELLO