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Dutch School, circa 1600
THE MEAL OF THE RICH MAN AND THE POOR LAZARUS
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
62
Dutch School, circa 1600
THE MEAL OF THE RICH MAN AND THE POOR LAZARUS
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Dutch School, circa 1600
THE MEAL OF THE RICH MAN AND THE POOR LAZARUS
Pen and brown ink, the circular outline indented for transfer; circular
Diameter 202 mm
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Provenance

Prof. Einar Perman, Stockholm

Exhibited

Laren, Singer Museum, Oude Tekeningen uit de Nederlanden, Verzameling Prof. E. Perman, Stockholm, 1962, no. 56, reproduced pl. 29 (as Henrik Hondius I)

Literature

N.M. Orenstein, Hendrick Hondius (Duffel 1573 – The Hague 1650) and the Business of Prints, Ph. D. dissertation, 1992, p. 492, Doubtful Attributions, no. 1

Catalogue Note

The subject, taken from the Gospel of Saint Luke (16:19–31), is the parable of the rich man and the poor beggar called Lazarus.  Here we see the rich man dining sumptuously, while the begger is sent on his way.  In the biblical story, the rich man gets his payback after both have died, and are suffering in Hades: he sees Lazarus near some water, and asks him to moisten his parched lips for him, but is told that just as he refused the beggar food in life, so his own request for water would be denied. 

The drawing was perhaps made as the design for one of a series of stained glass roundels or prints illustrating the parables.   

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