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The Adoration of the Shepherds; verso: Sketches

Artist:
Maarten van Heemskerck (Netherlandish, Heemskerck 1498–1574 Haarlem)
Date:
ca. 1532–37
Medium:
Pen and two hues of brown ink, brown-gray wash, heightened with white gouache; verso: black chalk
Dimensions:
sheet: 13 11/16 x 13 1/4 in. (34.7 x 33.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.637
Not on view
Signature: At lower center (on the altar table), signed "M/Hemskeric" in pen and brown ink

Marking: Verso: at lower left, the dealerr's mark of Albert van Loock (Lugt 3751); at lower right, an unidentified collector's mark (a rectangle, stamped in purple)
Albert van Loock (Belgian, born 1917); private collection, Belgium; Vendor: Hill-Stone, Inc.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 29, 2002–January 26, 2003.

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