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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Abraham Bloemaert
RECTO: SEATED WOMAN, HEAD IN PROFILE VERSO: DRAPERY STUDY OF STANDING WOMAN
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273

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Abraham Bloemaert
RECTO: SEATED WOMAN, HEAD IN PROFILE VERSO: DRAPERY STUDY OF STANDING WOMAN
Estimation
15 00020 000
Lot. Vendu 16,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Abraham Bloemaert
GORINCHEM 1566 - 1651 UTRECHT
RECTO: SEATED WOMAN, HEAD IN PROFILE VERSO: DRAPERY STUDY OF STANDING WOMAN
Black chalk and brown wash, heightened with white (recto); black chalk and gray wash (verso)
303 by 184 mm; 11 7/8  by 7¼ in
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Provenance

The Marquesses de Bailleul,
sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 17 April 1985, lot 8;
sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 15 November 1993, lot 17

Bibliographie

J. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert, The Drawings, 2 vols., Leiden 2007, vol. I, pp. 306, no. 926 (recto), p. 346, no. 1074 (verso), reproduced vol. II, p. 355, fig. 926 (recto), p. 377, fig. 1074 (verso)

Description

The recto of the present drawing, depicting a seated woman, seen three quarters from the back, corresponds very closely to a similar figure portrayed in Bloemaert's so-called "Cambridge Album",1 representing A sitting woman with a child.  Bolten has suggested that the Haverkamp-Begemann drawing "would have been the first incentive"2 for the Cambridge Album drawing, which was subsequently engraved by Frederik Bloemaert as plate 95  of the Tekenboek (Fig.1). Bolten goes on to compare the handling of the present sheet, both in its style and execution, to two further drawings by Bloemaert, the first a study of The Madonna seated, the Christ child in her lap3 and the second A kneeling woman,4 previously in the Normand Collection.

1. For a more detailed discussion of the Cambridge Album see Bolten, op.cit., vol. I, pp. 362-397
2. Ibid., p. 306, no. 926
3. Ibid., no. 924
4. Ibid., no. 923

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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