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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 599

    Jacob de Wit (Amsterdam 1695-1754)

    Design for a ceiling: Allegory of Dawn

    Price Realised  

    Jacob de Wit (Amsterdam 1695-1754)
    Design for a ceiling: Allegory of Dawn
    signed 'JDWit/. invnt', and with inscription 'No. 112. Jacob de Wit.' (on the reverse of the mount)
    red chalk, pen and black ink, brown wash, pen and brown ink framing lines
    8 7/8 x 13 in. (22.5 x 33 cm.)


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    The present drawing is probably datable to circa 1737, the date written by the artist on lot 600.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Montmorillon'schen Kunst & Antiquitäten-Handlung, Munich, 24 September 1860, part of lot 531 ('J. de Wit... 2 Blatt. Entwürfe zu Deckengemälden. Mythologische Compositionen. Qu. Fol. Braun getuscht').