10 December 2014
This lot is offered without a reserve
Attributed to Cornelis Ketel (Gouda 1548-1616 Amsterdam)
A costume study for the portrait of a lady
black chalk on buff paper
9¾ x 7 in. (24.6 x 17.6 cm.)
with a study of a man and woman with a child, by another hand, on the verso of the backing card
Unidentified collector's stamp (not in Lugt).
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J.R. Judson, 'A new insight into Cornelis Ketel's Method of Portraiture', Master Drawings, I, no. 4, Winter 1963, pp. 39-40, pl. 27 (as Ketel).
Judson's attribution to Ketel in his 1963 article (op. cit.) was made on the basis of stylistic similarities between the present drawing and the Costume study of a seated woman which appears on the verso of Ketel's drawing The Mirror of Virtue in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (K.G. Boon, Catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Rijksmuseum: Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, The Hague, 1978, no. 328).
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