About this artwork
Jacques de Gheyn trained as a glass painter, miniaturist, and ultimately as an engraver under Hendrick Goltzius. This extraordinary drawing belongs to his mature, realistic style and reflects his sympathy for nomadic people, his interest in witchcraft, and his fascination with fortune-tellers.
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- Prints and Drawings
- Jacob de Gheyn, II
- Two Studies of a Roma Woman and a Roma Boy in a Large Hat
- Pen and iron gall ink on tan laid paper
- Inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "6" (on its side); center, in graphite: "Middleton"; lower left, in pen and brown ink: "R/PB" (in a triangle (twice)); small circle with two diagonal lines extending below; lower center, in graphite: "Jacob de Gheyn / J d G"; lower center, in pen and brown ink: "Van der Veen"
- 230 x 260 mm
- Gift of Tiffany and Margaret Blake