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Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
A SCENE OF SACRIFICE
Estimate
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174
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
A SCENE OF SACRIFICE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
AMSTERDAM 1621 - 1674
A SCENE OF SACRIFICE
Pen and brown ink and brown and gray wash, within brown ink framing lines
117 by 109 mm; 4 5/8 by 4 1/4 in
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Catalogue Note

Stylistically, this belongs to a group of Eeckhout's earliest known drawings, which can be constructed around two studies for the artist's 1642 painting of Gideon's Sacrifice.1 Those drawings, both now in Braunschweig, are characterised by the same rapid, curling pen strokes alternating with more angular touches, distinctive, pointed facial types, and use of gray wash that are seen in the present drawing.  Professor Werner Sumowski has confirmed the attribution to Eeckhout.

1.  Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, inv. nos. Z 242, Z 330; W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, vol. 3, New York 1980, nos. 601-602

Old Master Drawings

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