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Jacob Jordaens
STUDY OF TWO HEADS IN PROFILE, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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238
Jacob Jordaens
STUDY OF TWO HEADS IN PROFILE, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Jacob Jordaens
ANTWERP 1593 - 1678
STUDY OF TWO HEADS IN PROFILE, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
Red and black chalk, heightened with white chalk;
bears old attribution in brown ink, lower left: Jordaens
230 by 288 mm; 9 by 11¼ in
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Provenance

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (L.2034);
Gaston de Ramaix (L.4099);
sale, Brussels, Henri Godts, 16 June 2015, lot 35 (as Attributed to Jacob Jordaens)

Catalogue Note

Like his master and fellow Antwerp artist Peter Paul Rubens, Jordaens was deeply interested in classical antiquity.  The present sheet of studies of the heads of old men may perhaps have been made from life, rather than after an antique sculpture, but still betrays the artist's interest in these sources.  Jordaens has here cleverly varied the way in which he combines his two colours of chalk from one head to the other, which increases the sense of depth in the drawing, and adds to its visual interest.

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

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