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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Jacob de Wit
RECTO: COMPOSITION STUDY FOR AN ALLEGORY OF SUMMER  VERSO: SUBSIDIARY STUDIES
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Jacob de Wit
RECTO: COMPOSITION STUDY FOR AN ALLEGORY OF SUMMER  VERSO: SUBSIDIARY STUDIES
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Jacob de Wit
AMSTERDAM 1695 - 1754
RECTO: COMPOSITION STUDY FOR AN ALLEGORY OF SUMMER  VERSO: SUBSIDIARY STUDIES
Pen and gray ink and gray and brown wash, heightened with white (recto); Point of the brush and gray wash and black chalk (verso)
162 by 95 mm; 6 3/8  by 3¾ in
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Catalogue Note

As Robert-Jan te Rijdt has very kindly informed us, this is de Wit's first sketch for the composition of a painted wall hanging dating from 1753, right at the end of the artist's life, one of a pair that was sold at auction in London, in 1952.1 A finished drawing of the composition was with Galerie Monique Martel, in Brussels, in 2009.

The subject is Ceres with a woman and a putto who are carrying grain and the fruits of summer - an Allegory of Summer. 

1. Sale, London, Christie's, 1 February 1952, lot 132; listed in A. Staring, Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam 1958, p. 157

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

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New York