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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Attributed to Jacques de Gheyn II
SHEET OF STUDIES OF GROTESQUE HEADS
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Attributed to Jacques de Gheyn II
SHEET OF STUDIES OF GROTESQUE HEADS
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Attributed to Jacques de Gheyn II
ANTWERP 1565 - 1629 THE HAGUE
SHEET OF STUDIES OF GROTESQUE HEADS
Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk
190 by 167 mm; 7½ by 6 5/8  in
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Provenance

Sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 10 November 1998, lot 27

Catalogue Note

This striking sheet of studies can be convincingly attributed to de Gheyn, as regards both technique and subject-matter. Numerous drawings attest to the artist's enduring fascination with diabolical and fantastical subjects, and although most of these are executed in his looser, wilder manner, the present sheet contains many characteristic elements of his style as it appears in drawings of other types, especially in areas such as the insides of the creatures' mouths and the curlicues of their hair. Good comparative examples are the study of a horse, in the Stichting P. en N. de Boer, Amsterdam, and also the sheet of studies of storks, in the Lugt Collection, in the latter of which the mise-en-page is also similar to the present sheet.1

1.  I.Q. van Regteren Altena, Jacques de Gheyn, Three Generations, 3 vols., The Hague/Boston/London 1983, vol. II, cats. 846 and 877, vol. III, figs.82 and 217

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

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