Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with touches of opaque white watercolor, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper
Inscribed, verso, lower left, in graphite: “Spranger”
306 × 186 mm
Gift of Mrs. Henry C. Woods and Print and Drawing Purchase Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Nicole Davos Crifò and Bert W. Meijer, eds. Fiamminghi a Roma, 1508–1608: Artistes des pays-bas et de la principaute de Liege a Rome a la Renaissance, exh. Cat. Brussels and Rome (Ghent: Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles and Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1995), under cat. No. 200, p. 348 (not illustrated).
The New Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450–1700, Cornelis Cort, 3 vols., Compiled by Manfred Sellink, ed. Huigen Leeflang (Rotterdam: Sound and Vision Publishers, 2000 in cooperation with the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam ), vol. II, no. 106, p. 125–127.
Princeton University Art Museum, Drawings from the Holy Roman Empire 1540–1680, Oct. 3–Nov. 21, 1982, pp. 138-40, cat. 48 (ill.); also Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, Jan. 27–Apr. 11, 1983; and Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Apr. 23–June 19, 1983.
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bartholomeus Spranger: Splender and Eroticism in Imperial Prague: The Complete Works, Nov. 3, 2014–Feb. 1, 2015, cat. No. 89, pp. 176–77, p. 270 (ill, p. 177).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age”, September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020, pp. 150 (ill.), 154, 315, cat. 49, cat. by Victoria Sancho Lobis, et. al.
Sold, Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, Nov. 6, 1978, lot 149, as by Jan Philip van Bouckhorst. Sold by Richard J. Collins, Inc., New York, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1979.
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