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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 336

    Circle of Jacques de Gheyn II (Haarlem 1596-1644)

    A seated fox in profile to the right

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Jacques de Gheyn II (Haarlem 1596-1644)
    A seated fox in profile to the right
    with number '2187' (verso)
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, partial pen and brown ink framing lines
    5 x 5 1/8 in. (124 x 127 mm.)


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    Associated with one of Marcus Gheeraerts' plates in J.V.D. Vondel's Vorstelijcke Warande der Dieren, Amsterdam, 1617, p. 80.

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    Provenance

    Possibly Isaac Danckerts; de Vries, Amsterdam, 3 December 1849, lot 131 (as 'Two pieces with seated wolves with the pen') or 132 (as 'Two pieces with standing and seated wolves, with the pen').
    Dr Alfred Scharf, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    NORTHERN SCHOOLS


    Literature

    I.Q. van Regteren Altena, Jacques de Gheyn, Three Generations, The Hague, 1983, II, p. 173, no. 62 (as Jacques de Gheyn III).