4 July 2006
Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich (Weimar 1712-1774 Dresden)
The Baptism of the Eunuch
signed and dated 'CWE Dietrich fe 1173 [sic]'
pen and red and brown ink, brown wash on light brown paper, heightened with white, on an 18th Century mount
13¼ x 11½ in. (335 x 292 mm.)
Chevalier de Damery (L. 2862).
Probably Pierre-François Basan; Paris, 13-19 June 1799, part of lot 31 (as 'Dietricy Christian William Ernst, Le Baptême de l'Eunuque de la reine Candace: deux paysages avec figures & animaux; Le Premier dessin est au bistre, les autres à l'encre de la chine, sur papier blanc' for 24 francs).
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The present work is apparently drawn after a lost composition by Rembrandt.
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