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Jan de Bisschop

Series of Studies After the Antique

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Jan de Bisschop

Jan de Bisschop

Series of Studies After the Antique

Series of Studies After the Antique

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,890

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Jan de Bisschop

Amsterdam 1628 - 1671 The Hague

Series of Studies After the Antique


Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of red chalk;

inscribed in brown ink, lower left: Tadd. Zuccaro

107 by 235 mm; 4 1/4 by 9 1/4 in

Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 29 January 1997, lot 179
De Bisschop made many drawings after sculptures of all periods, from the antique to works of his contemporaries.  The artist executed no fewer than a hundred etchings after antique sculpture, which he published in two volumes in 1668 and 1669 as Signorum veterum Icones, but it seems he never actually went to Italy himself and based all these prints on drawings and prints made by other artists.  Although he was an amateur artist, and his main career was as a lawyer in the court at the Hague and secretary to Constantijn Huygens the Younger, his drawings and prints, both after antique and renaissance sculpture and paintings and in the landscape genre, are of the greatest quality and delicacy.  For further information on de Bisschop's copies after Italian and classical models, see the exhibition catalogue, Episcopius. Jan de Bisschop (1628-1671), advocaat en tekenaar.1

1.  Amsterdam, Museum het Rembrandthuis, 1992, pp. 38-63