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Govert Flinck (Cleves 1615-1660 Amsterdam)
A reclining female nude
black and white chalk on buff paper, indistinct watermark
9¾ x 13½ in. (24.6 x 34 cm.)
with J. Peters, The Hague; from whom purchased by I.Q. van Regteren Altena on 10 November 1930 for 2.50 guilders (Inventory book: '1028. t. Backer naaktstudie').
J.W. von Moltke, Govaert Flinck 1615-1660, Amsterdam, 1965, no. D221 (as Flinck with Backer characteristics).
C. van Hasselt, in Rembrandt and his century: Dutch drawings of the seventeenth century from the collection of Frits Lugt, exhib. cat., New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, and Paris, Fondation Custodia, 1977-78, p. 61, under no. 41, note 1.
W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, New York, 1981, IV, no. 941x.

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Von Moltke and Sumowski both note that the same model appears in the drawing of A nude woman seated at the Courtauld Institute, London (Sumowski 942x). Sumowski dated this drawing to the mid 1640s.

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