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Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566-1651 Utrecht)
Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566-1651 Utrecht)

Saint Paul of Phermae kneeling in prayer before a crucifix

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Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566-1651 Utrecht) Saint Paul of Phermae kneeling in prayer before a crucifix black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, pen and brown ink framing lines, watermark three balls with fragmentary foolscap, the outlines indented 5 1/8 x 3½ in. (129 x 90 mm.)

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A more finished drawing by the artist of the same subject is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (K. Boon, Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, The Hague, 1978, p. 19, no. 40). The attribution has kindly been confirmed by Professor Doctor Jaap Bolten in a correspondence dated 3 November 2006.

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