233
233
Attributed to Jacques de Gheyn the Younger
SIX HEAD STUDIES OF SOLDIERS
Estimate
8,00012,000
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233
Attributed to Jacques de Gheyn the Younger
SIX HEAD STUDIES OF SOLDIERS
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Attributed to Jacques de Gheyn the Younger
ANTWERP 1565 - 1629 THE HAGUE
SIX HEAD STUDIES OF SOLDIERS
Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk;
bears old attribution in pen and brown ink, upper right: Hopfer.
200 by 148 mm; 7 7/8  by 5 7/8  in
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Provenance

Probably an unidentified eighteenth-century collector from Saxony ('een voornaam liefhebber uit Saxen'),
his sale, Amsterdam, de Winter ... Ijver, 26 April 1769, Album F lot 1170 ('Twee Stuks met acht Hoofden op en blad, met de Pen, door J. de Gheyn');
bears unidentified collector's mark (Lugt 3102)

Catalogue Note

This bold sheet of head studies after Albrecht Dürer is by the same hand as another very similar sheet of head studies in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London1, and indeed the two drawings were very probably sold together in a lot in 1769 (see provenance).  The drawings share the same dimensions, and the heads in both are taken from woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer from the Large Passion, of 1510. The present sheet copies six heads from The Resurrection (Meder 124).

The Victoria and Albert Museum drawing was catalogued by Van Regteren Altena as a fully autograph work by Jacques de Gheyn II2, one of a number of drawings by the artist in which he copied details and images of earlier prints, mainly by Dürer, Cranach and Lucas van Leyden.3  In Christopher White and Jane Turner's recent catalogue of the Victoria and Albert's Dutch and Flemish Drawings, some doubts are, however, expressed as to the certainty of the attribution, and the drawing is listed as 'Attributed to Jacob de Gheyn II.'4

1.  Inv. no. Dyce. 505

2. I.Q. van Regteren Altena, Jacques de Gheyn: Three Generations, 3 vols., The Hague 1983, no. 1034

3.  Van Regteren Altena, op. cit., nos. 1034-1044

4.  Christopher White, Jane Shoaf Turner, Mark Evans, Dutch & Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2014, cat. no. 65

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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