Abraham van Diepenbeeck ('s-Hertogenbosch 1596-1675 Antwerp)
The Assumption of the Virgin
black chalk, pen and brown ink, indistinct watermark
65⁄8 x 51⁄2 in. (17 x 14 cm)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Professor Michael Jaffé, and by inheritance to the present owners.
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The rendering of the figures in this sheet, their faces drawn with short crescent shaped strokes, is characteristic for Diepenbeeck and can be seen in many of his drawings (see, for example, A frontispice design for the thesis of the Morel brothers, previously in the I.Q. van Regteren Altena Collection and sold at Christie's, London, 10 July 2014, lot 13; H. Schneider, 'Een Thesis van Abraham van Diepenbeeck', Onze Kunst, XXIV, 1928, pp. 162-165).