Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with touches of opaque white watercolor, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper, incised for transfer
Inscribed recto, lower left, in brown ink: "IOANNES/ STRADANUS/INVENTOR/ FLORENTIAL (final two words obscured with white heightening); lower center, in brown ink: "1598"; lower right, in brown ink: "PHLS GALLE”; verso, upper and lower margins, in graphite: "Jan Van Der Straet/ 1533/ 36–1605"; center, in graphite: "5 ⅛ x 7/ 90"; lower margin, in pen and black ink: "Jan Van Der Straet/ 1533 (or) 36–1605"
178 × 130 mm
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura M. Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1997), no. 297, pp. 230–231 (ill).
The New Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450–1700, Johannes Stradanus, 3 vols, Compiled by Marjolein Leesberg, ed. Huigen Leeflang (Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel: Sound & Vision Publishers, 2008, in cooperation with the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam) vol. II, no. 263, p. 230.
Art Institute of Chicago, Drawings Rediscovered: Italian Drawings in the Art Institute of Chicago, Apr. 12–June 22, 1997, no cat.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age”, September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020, pp. 178, 181 (ill.), 317, cat. 63, cat. by Victoria Sancho Lobis, et. al.
J.Pz. Zoomer (1641–1724) [stamp (Lugt 1511), recto, lower right, in brown]. John Jacob Lindman (1854–1926) [stamp (Lugt 1479A), recto, lower right, in black]. William F. E. Gurley (1870–1938) [stamp (Lugt 5308), recto, lower right, in black]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922 [stamp (Lugt 1230B), verso, lower center, in black].
McCullagh & Giles 297
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