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Gabriel Weyer
THE KISS OF JUDAS
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Gabriel Weyer
THE KISS OF JUDAS
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Gabriel Weyer
NÜRNBERG 1576 - 1632
THE KISS OF JUDAS
Pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white;
dated and signed with initials, lower left: .Ao1606. GW F
246 by 210 mm
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Catalogue Note

Weyer spent almost all of his career working as a successful painter and print designer in his native Nürnberg, where he was the city painter from 1615 until his death.  Earlier, between 1602 and 1604, he travelled to the Netherlands, and a sketchbook from this trip survives.1  Despite Weyer's work for print publishers, his drawings are rare.  Some, such as the 1613 study of The Fall of Phaeton, in Vienna2, are sketchier than the present work, but another sheet very comparable to this in terms of style, a depiction of Susannah and the Elders, signed with initials in the same way as this and dated 1614, was sold in Berlin some twenty years ago.3  In fact, that was the last occasion when a significant drawing by the artist came to auction.

1.  J.S. Held, 'Notizen zu einem niederländischen Skizzenbuch in Berlin', Oud Holland, vol. 50, 1933, pp. 273ff
2. 
 Vienna, Albertina, inv. 3361; H. Geissler, Zeichnung in Deutschland. Deutsche Zeichner 1540-1640, exhib. cat., Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, 1979-80, vol. I, pp. 210-11, no. E22, reproduced
3.  Sale, Berlin, Galerie Bassenge, 26 November 1999, lot 05520

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