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Witches' Sabbath

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)

Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, on brownish paper. Framing lines in black chalk
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 14 7/16 in. (23.5 x 36.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1962
Accession Number:
62.196
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: On the old mount, inscribed "J. de Gein f." in pen and brown ink

  • Provenance

    Hugh N. Squire (London); Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 30, 1998–February 8, 1999.

  • References

    Anne Marie Logan "Dutch Drawings of the 17th Century in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 127, July 1985, fig. no. 73, p. 487, ill.

    Helen Bobritzky Mules "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 42, no. 4, New York, 1985, p. 10, ill.

    J. Q. van Regteren Altena Jacques de Gheyn, an introduction to the study of his drawings. Amsterdam, 1935, fig. no. 7, p. 70, ill.

    Karl Theodore Parker Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Achaeology, Oxford University, 2 Vols., Oxford, 1938, cat. no. under no. 37, vol. 1: p. 17.

    Jacob Bean "Ninety-third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1962-1963: Reports of the Departments." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 22, no. 2, New York, October 1963, p. 62, ill.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 85, ill.

    Vassar College Art Gallery Dutch Mannerism: Apogee and Epilogue. Ex. cat., April 15-June, 1970. 1970, cat. no. 39, ill.

    Anne Marie Logan "Dutch Mannerism, Apogee and Epilogue." Master Drawings. vol. 9, no. 3, 1971, p. 277.

    Ebria Feinblatt Old Master Drawings from American Collections Ex. cat. 1976, cat. no. 187, ill.

    J. Q. van Regteren Altena Jacques de Gheyn, Three Generations. vols. 1-3, The Hague, 1983, II: cat. 524; III: fig. 342, ill.

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Jacques de Gheyn II als tekenaar, 1565-1629. Ex. cat. 1985, cat. no. 71, ill.

    Jane P. Davidson "The Witch in Northern European Art: 1470-1750." in Science and Research. 1987, pp. 62, 101, fig. 28, ill.

    Machteld Löwensteyn "'A singular design': a newly discovered drawing by Jacques de Gheyn II." in The Burlington Magazine. 2011, cat. 83, note no. 12.



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