Dirck Barendsz

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Dirck Barendsz
Christ Appearing to His Disciples on the Sea (Peter Sinking in the Waves): Matthew 14:22-23
Dark brown and white oil paint on paper prepared with lighter brown oil paint.
9 13/16 x 8 1/4 inches (249 x 209 mm)
Purchased on the Edwin H. Herzog Fund.

Watermark: none visible through lining.
This sheet is number 37 of a series originally comprising forty oil studies depicting scenes from the Life of Christ.


Signed at lower right on the boat, in brown oil paint, "Theo". Inscribed on an old paper mount (13 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches [349 x 220 mm.]) with ruled cartouches in black ink; above the design, in brown ink, "37"; below the design, in the same hand and brown ink, "Jesus apparoit a ses Disciples"; on verso of the mount, at center, in another hand, in graphite, "126" encircled.

Private collection, France; P. & D. Colnaghi, London.

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. 16, no. 28.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 316.

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