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The Childhood of Christ, in the carpenter's shop

Artist:
Attributed to Hans Bol (Netherlandish, Mechelen 1534–1593 Amsterdam)
Former Attribution:
formerly attributed to Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century
Former Attribution:
formerly attributed to an artist of the circle of Jan Gossart (called Mabuse) (Netherlandish, Maubeuge ca. 1478–1532 Antwerp (?))
Date:
1534–93
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache
Dimensions:
sheet: 4 7/16 x 2 13/16 in. (11.3 x 7.2 cm) mount: 5 11/16 x 3 15/16 in. (14.4 x 10 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.605.6
Not on view
Inscription: On the mount, at lower left, inscribed "[...] B.7.4" in graphite (erased; 20th-century handwriting). Verso: at upper right, inscribed "Circle of Mabuse / Coll. Auldjo" in graphite (20th-century handwriting); below, inscribed "Dr. A. Spitzmuller thinks perhaps a German / drawing for pilgrimage" in graphite, probably by the same hand; at lower left, inscribed "p" in graphite (20th-century handwriting); below, inscribed "13" in a circle, in graphite (20th-century handwriting); at lower right, inscribed "6 3013/dc 3" (?) in graphite (19th- or 20th-century handwriting). On the museum mount: "1965 - not in MMA Andachtsbilder, Wierix, Collaert, Bry, Vos" in graphite; below, inscribed "Hans Bol" in graphite

Marking: On the mount, at lower right, the collector's mark of Auldjo (Lugt 48)
Vendor: János Scholz
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