10 December 2014
This lot is offered without a reserve
Jacob de Wit (Amsterdam 1695/96-1754)
The heads of three women, probably the Three Maries at the Cross
signed 'J d Wit'
black, red and white chalk, point of the brush and brown ink on buff paper, double black ink framing lines
7 7/8 x 7¾ in. (20 x 19.7 cm.)
P. van der Dussen van Beeftingh; Lamme, Rotterdam, 29-30 May 1876, lot 725 ('J. de Wit... 725. Têtes de femmes. A la sanguine').
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A drawing of the same veiled model's head, seen in profile and very similar to the head on the right of the present drawing, is in the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt (inv. 2045).
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