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Flemish School, early 16th Century
Flemish School, early 16th Century

Studies of thatched houses and a palace gateway (recto and verso)

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Flemish School, early 16th Century
Studies of thatched houses and a palace gateway (recto and verso)
with inscription 'Breugle' (verso)
pen and brown ink
7¾ x 5¾ in. (19.7 x 14.5 cm.)
Provenance
Vicomte Bernard d'Hendecourt; Sotheby's, London, 8 May 1929, lot 160.
Exhibited
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Paris, Fondation Custodia, and Brussels, Bibliothèque Albert 1er, Le Cabinet d'un Amateur: Dessins flamands et hollandais des XVIe et XVIIe siècles d'une collection privée d'Amsterdam, 1976-77, no. 2, pl. 2 (catalogue by J. Giltaij).

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Lot Essay

The presence of a sketched figure of an angel in the central right-hand study of a house suggests that these may have been conceived as settings for a religious subject. Jeroen Giltaij in the 1976-77 suggested that the drawing was originally part of a sketchbook of which no other surviving sheet is known and which must have been comparable to the Errera sketchbook in Brussels, generally dated circa 1530-1540. Giltaij added that the author of the present drawing could be an artist in the circle of Joachim Patinir (c. 1480-1524).

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