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Thomas Ballard (United Kingdom, 1836-1908) pair of nude ink drawings or sketches, possibly after William Calder Marshall, each depicting a standing nude male playing a wind instrument from different angles. Signed "Tho. Ballard" with numerals "5" or "7," in pencil, top right, one (1) dated "7/12/65," in ink, above a pencil inscription reading "Italian Calder Marshall Visitor," lower left, and one (1) dated "12/12/65," in ink, above a pencil inscription reading "Calder Marshall Visitor," lower left. One (1) with an envelope containing information regarding Ballard and his work, affixed en verso of frame. Both housed and double matted under glass in matching wooden frame with gilt trim. Sights: 16 1/2" H x 10" W. Frames: 26" H x 19" W. Note: The pencil inscriptions possibly refer to the work of William Calder Marshall (1813-1894), a Scottish sculptor who spent eighteen months in Rome, Italy from 1836-8. These may be drawings of some of Marshall's sculptures. Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: Overall good condition with scattered minute foxing spots, creases, general handling wear to sheets. Not examined outside of frames. Frames with minor wear, abrasions.