4 July 2000,
Price realised GBP 4,700
GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
with inscription 'Jordans.'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, brown ink framing lines
166 x 322 mm.
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Related to an early composition of the Incredility of Saint Thomas, now lost, dated by d'Hulst to 1613-15. The present drawing, and another of the same composition in a private collection, display the ability of the young Jordaens to play on a theme. The distinctive character of Jordaens' compositions, with half-length figures crowded in the foreground in order to emphasize their facial expressions and the theatricality of their gestures, is already clearly perceptible.
with P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1963, no. 34.
R.-A. d'Hulst, Jordaens Drawings, London, 1974, no. A36.
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