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    Sale 2134

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    29 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    Jan Luyken (Amsterdam 1649-1712)

    The construction of Solomon's temple

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    Jan Luyken (Amsterdam 1649-1712)
    The construction of Solomon's temple
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash, on two joined sheets of paper, pen and brown ink framing lines
    11 3/8 x 27 in. (290 x 685 mm.)

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    In the foreground of this large view, workmen are laying the foundations of Solomon's temple with the town of Jerusalem in the background, on a hill. An impression of the print by Caspar Luyken after his brother's design is in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam (inv. RP-P-1896-A-19368-2974). Seven more prints probably for a series of biblical scenes are known (see P. van Eeghen, op. cit., p. 194).
    We are grateful to Peter Schatborn for his help cataloguing this drawing.