Description & Technical information

Period:  Early 17th century
Origin:  Holanda
Medium: Black chalk and white chalk on grey/ blue paper
Signature: The backing inscribed “Bakker” and “I.B.L. Ly (?).I”

Dimensions: 38.3 x 23.9 cm (15¹/₈ x 9³/₈ inches)
Provenance: P. Crozat (Lugt 474);
W. Esdaile, (Lugt 2617), his inscription “1831 WE 210” on the back;
Christie’s, 22 June 1840, part of lot 732, with 729-731 £ 9 (to Buchanan);
H. Duval, Amsterdam, Fred. Muller, 22 June 1910 lot 167 as Obach van der Helst;
Christie’s Amsterdam, 22 November 1982, lot 16 ill;
Private Collection, Netherlands.

Literature: A.M. Hind, Vasari Society, V pl. 26 as G. Terborch;
J.J. de Gelder, Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1921, p. 251 no.31 rejecting the attribution to van der Helst;
K. Bauch, J.A. Backer, ein Rembrandt-schüler aus Friesland, 1926, p. 109 fig. 81 as Backer;
W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, I, 1979, no.77;
Terez Gerszi, 2005, drawings in Budapest,under 210.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints