24 January 2001
Jacob van der Ulft (1627-1689)
A feast of the Gods
signed and dated 'F Jac van der Ulft 1671'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, pen and brown ink framing lines
7¾ x 123/8 in. (198 x 315 mm.)
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C. von Prybram-Gladona, Unbekannte Zeichnungen alter Meister aus europäischem Privatbesitz, Munich, 1969, no. 135, illustrated.
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