7 July 2010
Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566-1651 Utrecht)
Two draped female figures, standing
red chalk, pen and brown ink, red wash, heightened with white on light brown paper, made up upper right
7¾ x 7 in. (19.7 x 17.8 cm.)
Count M. von Fries (L. 2903).
E. Wauters (L. 911).
with E. Parsons & Sons, London, 1933.
with Colnaghi, London.
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J. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert c. 1565-1651: The Drawings, Leiden, 2007, p. 348, no. 1084 (illustrated).
Possibly preliminary studies for Bloemaert's two paintings of Christ and the Samaritan Woman, both dating from 1605-10 (M. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons: Paintings and Prints, Doornspijk, 1993, I, nos. 108-9, II, figs. 188-9.
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