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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Lieven Cruyl
ST PETER'S, ROME
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Lieven Cruyl
ST PETER'S, ROME
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Lieven Cruyl
GHENT 1634 - BEFORE 1720
ST PETER'S, ROME
Pen and black ink and gray wash over traces of black chalk, within two sets of black ink framing lines, on vellum; circular;
signed with initials, lower centre: L.C.
104 mm; 4 1/8  in diameter
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Provenance

Friedrich Gorissen, Kleve, his sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 1 March 1994, lot 127;
Otto Naumann, his sale, New York, Sotheby's, 25 January 2007, lot 72,
where acquired by the late owner

Catalogue Note

This view is taken from above the Borgo, and shows St Peter's square in front of the Basilica.  Bernini's colonnade, completed by 1667, provides a terminus post quem for the date of our drawing.  Cruyl was in Rome between 1664 and 1673, and in the first year he executed a series of twenty-one large drawings of the city, eighteen of which were in the Hapsburg collection, and are now in the Cleveland Museum of Art;1 the remainder of the group are in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam.  A series of views of Rome, engraved after Cruyl, illustrated the fourth volume of J.G. Graevius' Thesaurus Antiquiatum Romanarum, published in Utrecht in 1697. 

Although the present drawing is topographically accurate, Cruyl was at times less literal in his representations, freely adapting and embellishing Italian views to create a series of capricci; in a second version of this view, previously on the Dutch art market,2 the artist added a fictitious triumphal arch in the foreground.

For further information on this intriguing artist and his works, see Barbara Jatta, Lievin Cruyl e La Sua Opera Grafica. Un'Artista Fiammingo nell'Italia Del Seicento, Turnhout 1992.

1. see H. Franci, 'Drawings by Lieven Cruyl of Rome', in The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, no. 10, 1943, pp. 152-9

2. Sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 12 November 1990, lot 108

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

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