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  • Title: The Fall of Phaethon
  • Date Created: 1555/1559
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 40.7 x 27.2 cm (16 x 10 11/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Lamberto Gori (according to Ottley sale catalogue); John Thane [1748-1818] (Lugt 1544), London; probably William Young Ottley (sale, London, 1814, lot 1765); William Esdaile [1758-1837] (Lugt 2617), London (sale, Christie's, London, 18 June 1840, no. 49, as Michelangelo; to 'Sheath'); Sir John Charles Robinson [1825-1913] (Lugt 1433), London (sale, Christie's, London, 12-14 May 1902, no. 211, as Michelangelo); Sir Brinsley Ford, London (sale, Christie's, London, 11-13 December 1985, no. 228, as Clovio); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1998.
  • Medium: black chalk on laid paper

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