Description & Technical information

A much sketchier landscape drawing with the same shed, in the Witt Collection, London (cat. 1640, Bolten, 2007), shows a comparable scene, though with the woodcutter absent.

Date:  1650
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  The Netherlands
Medium: Black chalk, Pen, Brown ink, Brown wash
Signature: Dated lower centre: "1650" attribution to A. Bloemart in the lower right

Dimensions: 213 x 310 cm (83⁷/₈ x 122 inches)
Provenance: Chatou, the L. Jordanoff collection
Private collection, France, until December 2017
Literature: Jap Bolten, "Abraham Bloemaert: The Drawings", Leyden, 2007, vol.1, n° 1639, vol. 2, reproduced, fig 1639
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints