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School of Rembrandt van Rijn, circa 1650
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243
School of Rembrandt van Rijn, circa 1650
BIBLICAL SCENE
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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School of Rembrandt van Rijn, circa 1650
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Pen and brown ink and brown and gray wash over black chalk, within brown ink framing lines;
bears numbering in brown ink, lower right: 176
205 by 287 mm; 8 by 11¼ in
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Provenance

William Young Ottley (1771-1836), London (L.2663)

Catalogue Note

This bold, broadly drawn study of a complex compositional grouping reflects some of Rembrandt's works of the later 1640s and early 1650s.  The shaped top corners must originally have been the edges of a shallow arched top, something that is also seen in some Rembrandt drawings of this period.  The pen style is also reminiscent of a group of drawings that Peter Schatborn was the first to attribute to the brilliant but short-lived Carel Fabritius.1  

Peter Schatborn has, however, kindly informed us that he believes the drawing can be attributed to Philips Koninck, comparing it in particular with sheets in Dresden and Turin.2  In its striking breadth of execution, it can also be compared with a later (1679) drawing of The Lamentation, in Braunschweig, or The Mocking of Christ, in the Lugt Collection, Paris.3

1.  See Drawings by Rembrandt and his Pupils: Telling the Difference, exh. cat., Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009-10, pp. 134-143

2.  W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, vol. 6, New York 1982, nos. 1320-1322, 1345, 1348.

3.  Ibid., nos. 1355, 1399x

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

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New York