Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1564/66-1651 Utrecht)
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Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1564/66-1651 Utrecht)

Lot and his daughters

Details
Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1564/66-1651 Utrecht)
Lot and his daughters
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, squared for transfer in red chalk, brown ink framing lines at the lower edge and partly at the upper edge
7½ x 8 7/8 in. (18.9 x 22.8 cm.)
Provenance
M.-A. Besnus (L.78a); Delteil, Paris, 8 March 1922, probably lot 57 ('Ecoles Flamande et Hollandaise. Allégories. Trois dessins attr. à Goltzius, Janssens et A. Bloemaert').
Literature
J. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert c.1565-1651: The Drawings, Doornspijk, 2007, I, no. 25 (as 'Whereabouts unknown. Now lost?').
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Lot Essay

A formerly unpublished drawing, considered lost by Bolten in 2007 (op. cit.), which was known through two copies of the composition, one in the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich (Bolten, op. cit., no. 25a) and the other in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Bolten, op. cit., no. 25b). Bolten dates the drawing to circa 1610-12, on the basis of the Rubensian similarities of form with Bloemaert's designs for a series of engravings of The Hermits for Boëtius Adamsz. Bolswert (circa 1585-1633).

We are grateful to Dr Jaap Bolten, who has confirmed the attribution to Bloemaert on the basis of a digital image and who will include this drawing in the forthcoming addenda to his catalogue raisonné.
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