Sale 17704
Old Master Drawings: Online
Online 27 November - 5 December 2019
Literature

J. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert c. 1565-1651. The Drawings, Leiden, 2007, I, no. 152, II, p. 86, fig. 152.

Exhibited

Utrecht, Centraal Museum, Nederlandse Tekeningen uit drie Eeuwen. Collectie Hans van Leeuwen, 1978, no. 15.

As observed by Professor Jaap Bolten, this composition losely derives from Raphael's Transfiguration, which Bloemaert might have known from Cornelis Cort's 1573 engraving (see W. Strauss and T. Shimura, The Illustrated Bartsch, 52, Netherlandish Artists. Cornelis Cort, 1986, no. 63-I (82), ill.)

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