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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 591

    Jan I Roos (Antwerp 1591-1638 Genoa)

    Herdsmen and their animals drinking at a pool

    Price Realised  

    Jan I Roos (Antwerp 1591-1638 Genoa)
    Herdsmen and their animals drinking at a pool
    red chalk, red wash, watermark encircled CS surmounted by a trefoil
    16½ x 23 in. (41.8 x 58.4 cm.)


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    A pupil of Frans Snyders, Roos left his native Antwerp for Italy in 1614. He settled first in Rome, where he acquired a reputation as an animal painter, and later in Genoa, where he met Van Dyck and became an associate of Sofonisba Anguissola. The present sheet is a fine example of his vigorous red-chalk compositions, often showing peasants and animals in country landscapes (for further information, see M. Newcome, Genoese Baroque Drawings, exhib. cat., Binghamton and Worcester, 1972, pp. 23-4, no. 56, illustrated).

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    Provenance

    A. Mathews; Sotheby's, London, 14 April 1986, lot 289, ill.