Lot 287
  • 287

Dutch School, early 17th Century

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  • Dutch School, early 17th century
  • The Procuress
  • Pen and brown ink;bears old attribution in black chalk on the mount: Jan Boucchorst
  • 209 by 163 mm; 8¼ by 6 3/8  in

Catalogue Note

It is understandable why this robustly executed composition should have been attributed to the Haarlem artist Jan Philipsz. van Bouckhorst, but in the end the handling is more regular and less calligraphic then Bouckhorst's.  Nor does the other proposed attribution, to Andries Both, seem convincing.  There are, though, clear stylistic echoes of Goltzius and Matham, and the drawing most probably does originate from Haarlem, and date from the early years of the 17th century.