24 January 2008
Constantijn Adrien Daniel van Renesse (Eindhoven 1626-1680)
Lot and his Daughters (Genesis 19:33)
black and red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, heightened with white, with corrections
7 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (180 x 199 mm.)
F. Abbott (L. 970).
An unidentified collector's mark M.
C.J.F.J. Maassen (L. 1774b).
Rhumbler Collection, Frankfurt.
Anonymous sale; Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern, 27 May 1964, lot 266 (as possibly Samuel van Hoogstraten).
Dr. H. Bünemann, Munich.
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W. Sumowski, 'Rembrandtzeichnungen'; Pantheon, XXIII, 1965, p. 246-256, fig. 247 (by Renesse and Rembrandt).
W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, IX, New York, 1985, p. 4924, no. 2193.
Renesse occasionally studied with Rembrandt from the end of the 1640s to the mid-1650s. Professor Sumowski suggests that this drawing probably dates from circa 1652 and notes that the corrections which he attributes to Rembrandt can be compared to the reworkings on another drawing by Renesse of The Annunciation in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (W. Sumowski, op. cit., p. 4920; some other scholars attribute the retouching to Renesse himself, see H. Bevers, 'Die Zeichnungen von Rembrandt im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett', Berlin, 2006, under no. 47).
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