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Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck
THE KILLING OF THE JESUITS BERNARDUS REUS AND MICHAEL VERREA AND THE AUGUSTINS LAURENTIUS YBANEZ AND BARTHOLOMEW ALVAREZ BY INDIANS IN PERU
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Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck
THE KILLING OF THE JESUITS BERNARDUS REUS AND MICHAEL VERREA AND THE AUGUSTINS LAURENTIUS YBANEZ AND BARTHOLOMEW ALVAREZ BY INDIANS IN PERU
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Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck
'S-HERTOGENBOSCH 1596 - 1675 ANTWERP
THE KILLING OF THE JESUITS BERNARDUS REUS AND MICHAEL VERREA AND THE AUGUSTINS LAURENTIUS YBANEZ AND BARTHOLOMEW ALVAREZ BY INDIANS IN PERU
Pen and brown ink and brown and gray wash, heightened with white, over black chalk, within brown ink framing lines; on two joined sheets, indented for transfer
282 by 183 mm; 11 1/8  by 7 1/4  in
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Provenance

Bears unidentified collector's initials (L.129a)

Description

This drawing is the study for the engraving by Adriaan Lommelin (1637-1673), which was included as the illustration on p. 352 of Cornelis Hazart's Kerckelycke historie van de geheele wereld, published in Antwerp by M. Cnobbaert between 1667 and 1671.  Many artists contributed illustrations to this extensive, multi-volume history of the missionary activities of the church;  the plates after Diepenbeeck's designs are all contained in the first volume, which was the last book to be published with illustrations based on his designs.  The subjects of these prints, most of which were scenes of martyrdom in exotic locations, lent themselves naturally to rather unusual compositions, and these designs are among Diepenbeeck's most original and inventive drawings. 

Diepenbeeck's design for the title-page to this volume is in the Albertina, Vienna, and the drawing for the illustration of The Martydom of Father Cornelis Beudin is in Rotterdam.1

1.  Vienna, Albertina, inv. 9485; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, inv. MB 5056; D.W. Stedman, Abraham van Diepenbeeck, Ann Arbor 1982, p. 45, figs. 50 and 58

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