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Abraham Bloemaert

A rocky, mountainous region with a cascading river with two figures

Abraham Bloemaert

Abraham Bloemaert

A rocky, mountainous region with a cascading river with two figures

A rocky, mountainous region with a cascading river with two figures

Abraham Bloemaert

Gorinchem 1566 - 1651 Utrecht

A rocky, mountainous region with a cascading river with two figures


Pen and dark brown ink and wash over black chalk;

bears attribution in black chalk versoAbraham Bloemaert and numbering: 180

155 by 245 mm

Window mounted with Japan paper. All four corners have been made up. Light scattered foxing throughout. Pen and ink and wash are strong and vibrant. Sold unframed.


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The Van Huls Collection (?);
sale, The Hague (Swart), 14 May 1736, kbk k no. 397, ('une cascade');
Acquired in Germany, 29 August 1932 by Richard Holtkott (1866-1950), Bedburg (L.4266);
Private Collection, Ireland;
sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 14 November 1994, lot 89 
J.A. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert, The Drawings, Leiden 2007, 2 vols, vol. I, p. 467, no. 1587, reproduced vol. II, no. 1587

Engraved: B.A. Bolswert (Hollstein III, no. 357)

Dr. Jaap Bolten has noted that this is the design for the last in a series of twenty etchings by Bolswert, after landscape drawings by Bloemaert. The design for the previous, nineteenth, print, sharing the same Holtkott provenance as the present drawing, was sold from the Wieg Collection earlier this year in New York (Engraved by Bolswert: Hollstein III, no. 356).1


1. Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 27 January 2021, lot 34