Two Studies of a Roma Woman and a Roma Boy in a Large Hat

A work made of pen and iron gall ink on tan laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and iron gall ink on tan laid paper.

Date:

c. 1605

Artist:

Jacques de Gheyn II
Dutch, 1565-1629

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

Artist

Jacob de Gheyn, II

Title

Two Studies of a Roma Woman and a Roma Boy in a Large Hat

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1595–1629

Medium

Pen and iron gall ink on tan laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: "Middleton"; lower center, in graphite: "Jacob de Gheyn / ___ (illegible)"; lower center, in pen and brown ink: "Van de Neer"

Dimensions

230 x 260 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Tiffany and Margaret Blake

Reference Number

1959.2

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