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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Andries Both
ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Andries Both
ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Andries Both
UTRECHT CIRCA 1612/13 - 1642 VENICE
ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS
Pen and brown ink over black chalk;
bears old attribution in brown ink, verso: bot and Brouwer and old numbering: F/23 and 12
152 by 204 mm; 6 by 8 in
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Provenance

Walther Schrott, Vienna (L.2383);
Schnakenberg collection, Vienna;
Leroy M. Backus;
sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 15 March 1963, lot 39 (as Adriaen Pietersz. van der Venne);
Curtis O. Baer (L.3366);
with Jill Newhouse, New York

Literature

E.M. Zafran, Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso. The Curtis O. Baer Collection, exhib. cat., Washington, D.C., et al, 1985-87, p. 182, no. 137

Catalogue Note

The present work can be compared in both style and subject matter to another drawing by the artist depicting the Adoration of the Shepherds, housed in the collection of the Fondation Custodia, Paris.1 A second sheet, in the collection of the Teylers Museum, Haarlem, includes a similar man to that located in the right foreground, carrying a long stick over his shoulder, though in the case of the present sheet there are two roosters hanging from the end of the stick, ready for the pot.2

Andries Both, the highly talented elder brother of the landscape painter Jan Both, was born in Utrecht, where he studied with Abraham Bloemaert, whose insluence is clearly apparent in this composition.  By 1633, Both was on his way to Italy, whence he was never to return; in 1642, at the age of only 29 or 30, he fell into a Venetian canal and drowned.  The surviving drawings from his hand are both accomplished and extremely varied in theme and style, including landscapes in pen and ink and chalk, lively representations of biblical subjects and diableries, and a small group of fine metalpoint drawings (see lot 261).

1. Inv. no. 1971-T.42
2. See M.C. Plomp, The Dutch Drawings in the Teyler Museum. Vol II. Artists Born Between 1575 and 1630, Haarlem/Gent/Doornspijk 1997, p. 93, no. 72

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

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