Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566-1651 Utrecht)
with inscription 'Blomaert' (verso)
black chalk, pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white (de-oxidized), black chalk framing lines, watermark crozier in shield
57⁄8 x 81⁄8 in. (14.8 x 20.5 cm)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
The Chamoix collection, Bad Honnef, by 1966.
Hans van Leeuwen (1911-2010), Amsterdam (L. 2799a); Christie's, Amsterdam, 24 November 1992, lot 21.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 16 November 2005, lot 59.
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J. Bolten, Abraham Bloemaert c. 1565-1651. The Drawings, Leiden, 2007, I, no. 152, II, p. 86, fig. 152.
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.)