Attributed to Cornelis Beelt (c.1660-1702)
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Attributed to Cornelis Beelt (c.1660-1702)

Men and children with pigs in a village (recto); The lancing of an abscess in an interior (verso)

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Attributed to Cornelis Beelt (c.1660-1702)
Men and children with pigs in a village (recto); The lancing of an abscess in an interior (verso)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (recto); pen and brown ink, grey wash (verso)
217 x 191 mm.
Provenance
Bernard Houthakker (L. 1272); Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 17-18 November 1975, lot 182 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. B-69).
Exhibited
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, De verzameling van Bernard Houthakker, 1964, no.5.
Notre Dame, Indiana, The Snite Museum of Art, Selections of XVII and XVIII Century Dutch Art from the Collection of Dr A.C.R. Dreesmann, 1982, no. 15.
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Lot Essay

The attribution to Beelt was proposed at the time of the Houthakker sale by Rüdiger Klessmann, who pointed out a similar drawing of a dentist in the Berlin printroom.
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