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Attributed to Abraham Bloemaert
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH THE INFANT ST. JOHN
JUMP TO LOT
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Attributed to Abraham Bloemaert
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH THE INFANT ST. JOHN
JUMP TO LOT

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Attributed to Abraham Bloemaert
GORINCHEM 1566 - 1651 UTRECHT
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH THE INFANT ST. JOHN
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk, within a drawn circle
173 by 171 mm
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Provenance

Bears unidentified collector's paraphe (not in Lugt);
with Delphic Arts, New York;
with H. Shickman Gallery, New York, 1965 (Exhibition of Old Master Drawings, no. 48, as Joachim Wtewael);
David Daniels, New York,
his sale, London, Sotheby's, 25 April 1978, lot 56 (as Abraham Bloemaert);
sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 2 November 1987, lot 15 (as Abraham Bloemaert);
with Sabrina Förster, Düsseldorf, 1989 (cat. no. 2, as Abraham Bloemaert) 

Exhibited

Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Mother and Child, 1967, no. 143 (as Abraham Bloemaert);
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Abraham Bloemaert, 1564-1651, 1973, no. 14 (as Abraham Bloemaert)

Literature

F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, vol. VII, Amsterdam 1952, p. 172, no. 334, reproduced;
J.P. Filedt Kok, 'Jacques de Gheyn II'. Engraver, Designer and Publisher, in Print Quarterly, vol. VII, no. 3 (1990), p. 259, note 35, and no. 4, p. 385, under no. 334 (as 'A. Bloemaert (?)');
M.G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons, Paintings and Prints, Doornspijk 1993, vol. I, p. 89, under no. 42, reproduced vol. II, fig. 77 ('attribution unnecessarily questioned by Filedt Kok');
J.A. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert. The Drawings, 2 vols., Leiden 2007, vol. I, p. 97, under no. 238, reproduced vol. II, p. 120, fig. 238b (as a drawn copy from the studio)

Catalogue Note

This drawing was always considered to be the design, in reverse, for Jacques de Gheyn's print after Bloemaert.1  Another version of the same drawing, not circular in format, like the print, but with the outlines indented for transfer, is, however, now considered to be the prime version.2  

See Hollstein, loc. cit., and Filedt Kok, loc. cit.

2  Bolten, op. cit., no. 238

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