ATTRIBUTED TO BARENT FABRITIUS (Middenbeemster 1624-1673 Amsterdam)
The flagellation of a man
with inscription ‘Rembrandt’ (crossed out, on the old mount) and illegible inscription (lower left)
pen and brown ink, brown wash
738 x 938 in (18.4 x 23.5 cm)
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Please note that another version of this composition by an artist from Rembrandt’s school is in the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden (inv. C 1323; see C. Dittrich and T. Ketelsen, Rembrandt. Die Dresdener Zeichnungen, exhib. cat., Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 2004, no. 52, ill.).
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Peter Schatborn has compared the style and character of this drawing to a sheet attributed to Barent Fabritius showing The Beheading of Saint John the Baptistin the Musée Pincé at Angers and has suggested that both drawings are by the same hand (see W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, New York, 1985, IV, no. 833, ill.).

We are grateful to Peter Schatborn and Martin Royalton-Kisch for their assistance in cataloguing this drawing and for suggesting the attribution to Barent Fabritius.
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