133
133
Jordanus Hoorn
STANDING SOLDIER HOLDING A MUSKET
Estimate
2,0003,000
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133
Jordanus Hoorn
STANDING SOLDIER HOLDING A MUSKET
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Jordanus Hoorn
AMERSFOORT 1753 - 1833
STANDING SOLDIER HOLDING A MUSKET
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on blue paper, within partial black chalk framing lines;
bears numbering in brown ink, verso: 6.
326 by 278 mm; 12 7/8  by 11 in
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Provenance

Sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 14 November 1988, lot 170,
where acquired by the present owners

Catalogue Note

A drawing in the University Printroom, Leiden, of identical medium and measurements, showing the same soldier seated, is dated 10 November 1777.1  The present drawing must also have been made on the same occasion.  As Robert-Jan te Rijdt described in the brochure accompanying his ground-breaking exhibition of 18th- and early 19th-century Dutch figure studies, in the second half of the 1770s Hoorn produced a considerable number of figure studies of this type, apparently made in a drawing academy that met on Monday evenings.2  Such drawing societies, where professional and amateur draughtsmen met and drew side by side, were extremely popular in Holland during these years.  

1. See F. Livestro-Nieuwenhuis, Jordanus Hoorn, Amersfoort 1983, p. 25, fig. 8, reproduced
2. R.J.A. te Rijdt, Nederlandse Figuurstudies 1700-1850, Rijksprentenkabinet brochure No. XXV, accompanying the exhibition held, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1994

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