30 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 2,500
Abraham van Diepenbeeck (Hertogenbosch 1596-1675 Antwerp)
The Virgin and Child appearing to Saint Francis and another Franciscan
black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash heightened with white, brown ink framing lines, the corners cut
5 x 3¾ (128 x 96 mm.); and Hendrick de Clerck, Saint John the Baptist preaching; Baron Peter von Strudel, A guardian angel holding an infant, with seraphim above; Flemish School, 17th Century, Saint Catherine crowned by an angel; and Dutch School, 17th Century, A turbaned man and other figures by a basin, classical ruins in the foreground and an Italianate town in the distance (5)
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Professor Held made the initial attribution to Diepenbeeck, believing it was probably preparatory for a devotional print.
Binghamton, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton, and elsewhere, Drawings from the Held Collection, 1970, no. 38 (1).