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Philips Koninck

Christ preaching in the wilderness

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Philips Koninck

Philips Koninck

Christ preaching in the wilderness

Christ preaching in the wilderness

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,300

GBP

Philips Koninck

Amsterdam 1619 - 1688

Christ preaching in the wilderness


Pen and brown ink and wash, within brown ink framing lines

147 by 108 mm

Window mounted with Japan paper. Overall in good condition. A small brown stain in the upper section of the sheet. Otherwise pen and ink and wash remain strong and vibrant. Sold unframed.


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Johann Wilhelm Nahl (L.1954);
Mortimer Brandt, New York (bears his collector's mark, M.B.N.Y., not in Lugt);
sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 21 March 1977, lot 79 (as Samuel van Hoogstraten);
sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 5 November 2002, lot 55 (as Koninck);
sale, New York, Sotheby's, 26 January 2011, lot 604;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 8 July 2015, lot 186
W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, New York 1982, vol. 6, p. 3166, no. 1422X, reproduced p. 3167 (as Koninck)
As Sumowski noted (loc. cit.), this drawing is comparable in style to works by Koninck such as the Christ Among the Doctors, in Leipzig (Sumowski 1398X) and the Last Supper, in the Amsterdam Museum (Sumowski 1420X). Though it was formerly attributed to Hoogstraten, the distincive, angular figure types and broad yet subtle use of wash are entirely typical of Koninck. On the basis of similarities between the landscape details and a signed and dated landscape drawing of 1660, formerly in the Koenigs Collection (Sumowski 1358), Sumowski proposes a dating of circa 1660 for the present drawing too.