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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    Lucas Franchoys II (Mechelen 1616-1681)

    Saint Jerome reading

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Lucas Franchoys II (Mechelen 1616-1681)
    Saint Jerome reading
    black and white chalk, black chalk borderlines, partial watermark device
    5¾ x 3 7/8 in. (144 x 98 mm.)


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    The etching (fig. 1) is inscribed 'A.V.Dijck/L. Francoys fe' indicating that it is based upon a work by Anthony Van Dyck. Van Dyck did several compositions of this subject. In a 1682 inventory of Franchoys estate a painting of Saint Jerome by Van Dyck is mentioned. Franchoys repeated this figure in another etching of A satyr playing a flute for a group of dancing putti (Depauw and Luijten, pp. 344-45).

    Literature

    A.-M. Logan, Flemish Drawings in the Age of Rubens: selected works from American collections, exhib. cat., Wellesley, Davis Museum and Cultural Center and elsewhere, 1993, pp. 33, 44, 160, under no. 22, fig. III A
    C. Depauw and G. Luijten, Anthony van Dyck as a printmaker, Amsterdam, 1999, pp. 342-5 fig. 4, under no. 48.