ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | A THATCHED SHED IN A HILLY REGION: A WOODCUTTER AND RESTING PEASANTS IN THE FOREGROUND
ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | A THATCHED SHED IN A HILLY REGION: A WOODCUTTER AND RESTING PEASANTS IN THE FOREGROUND
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ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | A THATCHED SHED IN A HILLY REGION: A WOODCUTTER AND RESTING PEASANTS IN THE FOREGROUND

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | A THATCHED SHED IN A HILLY REGION: A WOODCUTTER AND RESTING PEASANTS IN THE FOREGROUND

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

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Description

ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT

Gorinchem 1566 - 1651 Utrecht

A THATCHED SHED IN A HILLY REGION: A WOODCUTTER AND RESTING PEASANTS IN THE FOREGROUND


Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk, heightened with partially oxidized white heightening;

dated in brown ink, lower centre: 1650 and bears old attribution in black chalk, lower right: A. Bloemaert.

223 by 315 mm; 8⅝ by 12½ in

Cataloguing

Provenance

Luben Yordanoff (1926-2011), Chatou

Literature

J. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert c.1565-1651, The Drawings, 2 vols, Leiden 2007, vol. I, p. 483, no. 1639, reproduced vol. II, p. 485, fig. 1639

Catalogue Note

This drawing is one of a group of some 35 substantial and compositionally complete late works by Bloemaert, which Jaap Bolten has characterised as "picture drawings".1


Bolten relates the present work to a much sketchier landscape drawing, featuring the same shed, previously in the collection of Sir Robert Witt, but notes the absence of the woodcutter in the Witt sheet.2


1. Bolten, op. cit., cat. nos. 1628-1664

2. Ibid., cat. no. 1640

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