CIRCLE OF CHRISTOPH GERTNER
Two drawings of children frolicking with fantastical dolphins
Both red and black chalk and grey wash
289 by 180 mm and 280 by 182 mm (drawings)
each 473 by 355 mm (frame)
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Both sheets are hinged to their mounts at the left margin. Both sheets have discoloured and there are a number of stains, especially around the edges. The smaller sheet has a number of holes located in the centre of the drawing that have been repaired on the verso.
Both drawings are sold framed.
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Sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 1994, lot 107 (as German School, 17th Century)
These two vibrantly drawn studies appear to be executed by an artist working in Christoph Gertner's circle and are stylistically close to works by Sebastian Schütz. A very comparable drawing of The Three Graces, was formerly in the Arthur Feldmann Collection.1
1. Sale, London, Sotheby's, Old Master Drawings including Property from the Arthur Feldmann Collection, 6 July 2005, lot 12