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Jan de Bisschop
AMARYLLIS AND MIRTILLO AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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Jan de Bisschop
AMARYLLIS AND MIRTILLO AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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Jan de Bisschop
AMSTERDAM 1628 - 1671 THE HAGUE
AMARYLLIS AND MIRTILLO AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK
Point of the brush and three shades of brown wash, over traces of black chalk, within brown ink framing lines;
signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: J: de Bischop. fecit.
355 by 442 mm
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Provenance

Probably in the possession of the van Bleysweyck family at the beginning of the eighteenth century;
by inheritance in 1734 to Baron Hendrick van Slingelandt (1702-1759);
thence by descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

De Bisschop's drawings after paintings by the Old Masters are well documented,1 with these reproductions (nabootsingen) drawn from artists as wide ranging as Lucas van Leyden, Frans Floris and Rubens to Raphael, Giorgione and Veronese.

The composition of the present work is taken from Anthony van Dyck's Amaryllis and Mirtillo, (Fig.1) which de Bisschop would have seen in the collection of the Princes of Orange, housed at the Palace Het Loo. The painting was subsequently sold at auction in Amsterdam on 26 July 1713 to Lothar Franz von Schönborn and remains in the possession of his descendants at Schloss Weissenstein, Pommersfelden.

Another unsigned version of this drawing, also by de Bisschop, is in the collection of the Rijksprentenkaninet, Amsterdam.2

1. See J.G. Van Gelder, 'Jan de Bisschop', Oud Holland, vol. LXXXVI, no. 4, 1971, p. 14

2. Ibid., p. 14, fig. 46

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