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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Follower of Rembrandt van Rijn
RECUMBENT LION
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
246

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Follower of Rembrandt van Rijn
RECUMBENT LION
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Follower of Rembrandt van Rijn
RECUMBENT LION

Provenance

A. Freiherr von Lanna (L.2773),
sale, Stuttgart, May 1910, lot 464;
William Mayer (L.2799);
Jean Cantacuzène (L.4030),
sale, Paris, 6 June 1969, lot 471;
Emile Wolf, New York,
thence by descent

Exhibited

Ithaca, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from a Collection, 1979, no. 19 (as Rembrandt)

Literature

W. Sumowski, "Rembrandtzeichnungen," Pantheon, 29, 1971, pp. 129, 136-7, fig. 7 (as Remrbandt)

Catalogue Note

Towards the end of the 1640s, Rembrandt made an important series of drawings of lions, clearly from life, not necessarily intended as studies for any particular painting, which were collected together into an album of drawings, recorded in Rembrandt's 1656 inventory, as containing 'beesten nae 't leven' ('animals made from life').1  These drawings proved highly popular, providing the inspiration for drawings like this by Rembrandt's pupils and followers, and also serving as the basis for a set of 18 engravings after Rembrandt's drawings, published in 1729 by Bernard Picart. 

1.  See P. Schatborn, 'Beesten nae 't  leven,' De Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis, 1977, 2, pp. 3-31, and idem, in Rembrandt, The Master & his Workshop. Drawings & Etchings, exh. cat., Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, and Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1991-2, no. 26   

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

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New York