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The Jews Collecting the Twelve Stones from the River Jordan

Artist:
Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels)
Date:
ca. 1535–38
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown ink, over black chalk, squared for transfer in black chalk
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 7/8 x 18 3/4 in. (30.1 x 47.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 2001 and 2000 Benefit Funds, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.431
Not on view
Inscription: At lower centre, inscribed "Præcepto domnj filijs|Israel Jordanem Transeuntibus. xij. ex ipsis Viri Singulj, ½ [?]|Singules in rej gestæ memoriam deferunt Lapides." in pen and dark brown ink, by the artist; to the right of the third line of this inscription, dated ".1527." in pen and light brown ink (16th-century handwriting); at lower right to the right the inscription "dragen xij steenen wter jordane//worden ooc [?] xij [...] inde iordane […]" in pen and light brown ink, possibly by the artist; at lower left, inscribed "Cocke|Van alost" in pen and brown ink (18th- or 19th-century handwriting?); at lower right the collector's mark attributed to Pascalis (Lugt 2707 + Supplément), with the number "42" in pen (?) and grey ink; to the right, the number "11" in pen and dark brown ink, by or for Pierre Crozat (Lugt 3612)

Marking: Stamped with a collector's mark, possibly of Mr. Pascalis in Marseille, with an inscribed number, in pen and brown ink: "42" (Lugt 2707)
Everhard Jabach (French, 1618–1695 Paris); Pierre Crozat (French, Toulouse 1665–1740 Paris); his sale, Paris, April 10, 1741, lot 797; Jean-Baptiste Glomy (French, Paris 1711–1786 Paris), Paris (?); Mr. Pascalis, Marseille, and his sale, Marseille, December 20, 1869; Didier Aaron, Inc. (Paris); Private collection, France; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 27, 2003–April 28, 2003.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 3, 2011–April 4, 2011.

Pierre Jean Mariette Description sommaire des desseins des grands maistres d'Italie, des Pays-Bas et de France du cabinet de Feu M. Crozat; A Paris, chez Pierre-Jean Mariette, ruë S. Jacques, aux Colonnes d'Hercules. Sale cat. Paris, 1741, cat. no. part of lot 797.

Didier Aaron, Inc. Tableaux et dessins anciens [Exposition Paris 22 Novembre - 22 Décembre 1978]. 1978, cat. no. 10.

R. Bauer Tapisserien der Renaissance nach Entwürfen von Pieter Coecke van Aelst. Exh. cat. Vienna, 1981, fig. no. 3, pp. 21-22, ill.

Karel G. Boon The Netherlandish and German Drawings of the XVth and XVIth centuries of The Frits Lugt Collection. Collection Frits Lugt-Fondation Custodia, 1, Paris, 1992, p. 94, p. 95 note 20 (as contemporary, likely a studio assistant), p. 94, p. 95 note 20.

Christie's, London Old Master Drawings including Leonardo da Vinci's 'Horse and Rider'. [Sale catalogue]. London, July 10, 2001, p. 187, under cat. 148.

Bernadette Py "Everhard Jabach collectionneur (1618-1695): les dessins de l'inventaire de 1695." Notes et Documents des musées de France. vol. 36, Paris, 2001, cat. no. 266, ill.

Catalogue VII: Première partie: tableaux et dessins. Didier Aaron, New York, 2002, cat. no. 1, ill.



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