Abraham Bloemaert

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Abraham Bloemaert
St. Frederick. Verso: Studies of a Hand Holding a Small Plate
Black chalk and brown wash, on paper; squared in black chalk.
15 15/16 x 11 7/8 inches (404 x 302 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.

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Watermark: fleur-de-lis within a shield, surmounted by a crown (cf. Heawood 1721a).
This quick sketch is a first draft that was followed by the more developed study in the Fodor Collection in the Amsterdams Historisch Museum.


Inscribed at upper right in brown ink, "247"; at lower left, obliterated initials. On verso, at lower right, in brown ink, "Bloemaert".

Acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi, London (their no. "D23946" inscribed on verso, in graphite).

Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Twelfth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1962. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1963, p. 73-74.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 133.
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 18, no. 31 repr.

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