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Maarten van Heemskerck (Netherlandish, Heemskerck 1498–1574 Haarlem)

Date:
1559
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk; indented for transfer. Framing line in pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
14-5/16 x 10-3/16 in. (36.4 x 25.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Charles and Jessie Price and Guy Wildenstein Gifts, Fletcher Fund, and Gift of Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler, Theresa Sackler and Family, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.150
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: At lower left, inscribed "Martinus van Heemskerck / inventor" in pen and brown ink; at lower right, inscribed "1559" in pen and brown ink

    Inscription: Verso: at lower left, inscribed "Heemskerk fec." in graphite; at lower left, inscribed "200" in graphite; at lower left, inscribed "Maarten van Heemskerk fec. / Wyvke" (?) in pen and black ink

  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, July 7, 1999, lot 18; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," June 27, 2000–September 10, 2000.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery Rotation 2001/8/13-2001/11/04," August 13, 2001–November 4, 2001.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 25, 2005–July 24, 2005.

  • References

    Sotheby's, London Old Master Drawings [July 7, 1999]. 1999, cat. no. 18, ill.

    Carmen C. Bambach, Elizabeth Barker, Colta Ives, Michiel C. Plomp, Perrin Stein, Gary Tinterow "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2000-2001." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 59, no. 2, Autumn 2001, p. 26, ill.

    Nadine Orenstein Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2001, pp. 43-44, fig. 42, ill.



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