360
360

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION FORMED BY F.C. BUTÔT

Pieter van Bloemen
STUDY OF A TROTTING DONKEY WITH SIDEPACKS
Estimate
2,5003,500
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360

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION FORMED BY F.C. BUTÔT

Pieter van Bloemen
STUDY OF A TROTTING DONKEY WITH SIDEPACKS
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Details & Cataloguing

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Pieter van Bloemen
ANTWERP 1657 - 1720
STUDY OF A TROTTING DONKEY WITH SIDEPACKS
Black chalk,
bears numbering in pen and brown ink:  62 (recto) and 61 (verso)
205 by 202 mm
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Provenance

Dr. Walter Beck, Berlin (L.2603b),
From whom acquired by F.C. Butôt (1906-92), Sankt Gilgen, Austria,
his posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 16 November 1993, lot 63

Literature

L.J. Bol, G.S. Keyes and F.C. Butôt, Netherlandish Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of F.C. Butôt by little-known and rare masters of the seventeenth century, 1981, cat. 16

Catalogue Note

This powerfully-drawn study of a donkey is typical of the animal drawings that van Bloemen executed during his long stay in Italy, circa 1674-94.  To judge by the numbering on both sides of the sheet, it must originally have formed part of a sketchbook, or pattern book of studies that could subsequently be used as the basis for motifs in paintings.  Although this donkey is not precisely reproduced in any of the artist's surviving paintings, it appears in a more elaborate version, in the same attitude but more heavily laden with baggage and wearing a decorative plume on its head, in a painting in Stockolm (cat. 1958, no. 1106)

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