Robinson (see Literature) notes that the pose of the girl remains the same in both compositional drawings, suggesting that Van de Velde already had his red chalk drawing of the same among his stock of motifs. The change in the pose of the boy, however, implies that the artist most probably executed the study of this figure between working on the preliminary drawing and the more finished modello.
This lot is sold along with an engraving made after the modello, by Cornelis Ploos van Amstel.
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel
'Ectypa', after Adriaen van de Velde
Crayon-manner etching printed brown, 1763, a good impression, with the artist’s coat of arms inkstamp verso, on laid paper with a proprietary watermark
Sheet: 256 x 246 mm.;10 x 9 3/4 in.
Trimmed to the borderline, in good condition, a area of pale staining in the male figure at lower right, a small area of spotting above the horizon at right, a few pale fox marks.
1 British Museum, London, inv. no. Oo,11.258; see Cornelis and Schapelhouman 2016, pp. 149–54, cat. no. 35, reproduced p. 150.
2 Albertina, Vienna, inv. no. 17605; ibid., pp. 149–54, cat. no. 36, reproduced p. 151.
3 Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, inv. no. 4784; and Amsterdam Museum, C.J. Fodor Bequest, inv. no. TA 10344; ibid., pp. 149–54, cat. nos 37–38, reproduced pp. 152–53.
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