Bloemaert also made at least five other drawings depicting this subject, but again none of these are very close in composition to this newly discovered work.3 The three dated by Jaap Bolten to the 1640s4 are, though, more similar in approach than the artist's more mannered, earlier treatments of the theme.
1. Inv. 1972.171; M.G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons. Paintings and Prints, 2 vols., Doornspijk 1993, vol. I, pp. 92-3, no. 46, reproduced vol. II, colour plate IV, figs. 81-85
2. Ibid., p. 93, under no. 46
3. J.A. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert. The Drawings, 2 vols., vol. I, nos. 39-42, reproduced vol. II, figs. 39a, 40, 41, 41a, 42
4. Ibid, nos. 41, 41a, 42
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