Gerrit van Honthorst

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Gerrit van Honthorst
Christ Healing the Man with the Withered Arm
ca. 1620-1625
Pen and black ink and gray-blue wash on paper.
6 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches (165 x 212 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.

Inscribed on verso, in black chalk (in the hand of Ploos van Amstel), "Jesus geneest de verdode hand / Ger. Hondhorst / was Discepel van / Ab Bloemaert / Gerard Honthorst f ". Also with the Colnaghi inventory number "D27303" and the "1062" of the 1896 auction.

possibly Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726-1798), Amsterdam (inscription on verso in his hand, see L. 3002 and L. 2034); A.J. Nijland (1827-1916), Utrecht; his sale, Amsterdam, 24-25 Nov 1896, no. 1062; L.X. Lannoy; his sale, R.W.P. de Vries, Amsterdam, 19 May 1925, lot 325; Francis Gerald Kenyon-Slaney (1858-1958), London; his sale, Sotheby's, London, 16 Mar 1927, lot 97; Goltz, Munich, 29 April 1927, lot 213; Professor Jacob Isaacs, London; his sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 Feb 1964, lot 160; P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd., London; from whom acquired by Joseph F. McCrindle, New York, (McCrindle collection no. A545A).

This is the drawing listed in Judson's two monographs on the artist (1959, 254, no. 213; 1999. 329, no. D.10) as "whereabouts unknown."

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Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis, 1726-1798, former owner.
Isaacs, J. (Jacob), 1896-1973, former owner.
McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.