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Adam in the Garden of Eden, Naming the Animals

Artist:
Joachim Wtewael (Netherlandish, Utrecht 1566–1638 Utrecht)
Former Attribution:
formerly attributed to Abraham Bloemaert (Netherlandish, Gorinchem 1566–1651 Utrecht)
Date:
ca. 1605–10
Medium:
Pen and black ink and gray wash heightened with white
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 13/16 x 8 1/4 in. (32.5 x 21 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 2002 Benefit Fund and Mrs. Howard J. Barnet Gift, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.279
Not on view
Inscription: Verso: to the right of the collector's mark of Gauermann, inscribed "153a" in graphite (nineteenth-century handwriting); below the collector's mark of Von Lanna, inscribed "38" in graphite (nineteenth- or twentieth-century handwriting); below, inscribed "Abraham Bloemaert, and Auktion Klinkosch / Wien. April 1889 / Kat.N.o 179: / Bloemaert" in graphite (nineteenth-century handwriting); below, inscribed "39" in graphite (nineteenth-century handwriting)

Marking: Verso: at lower left, stamped twice with the collector's mark of Friedrich Gauermann (Lugt 1003); at lower right, stamped with the collector's mark of Adalbert von Lanna (Lugt 2773)
Friedrich Gauermann (Austrian, 1807–1862); Josef Carl von Klinkosch (1822–1888); his sale, Dorotheum, April 15, 1889, lot 179(as by Abrahm Bloemaert); Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna; his sale, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, May 6-11, 1910, lot 95(as by Abraham Bloemaert); Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London; Vendor: Yvonne Tan Bunzl
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 12, 2004–April 4, 2004.

Utrecht. Centraal Museum. "Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638)," February 21–May 25, 2015.

Washington. National Gallery of Art. "Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638)," June 28–October 4, 2015.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638)," November 1, 2015–January 31, 2016.

C. J. Wawra Katalog der reichhaltigen und vorzüglichen Sammlung von Alten Handzeichnungen, Miniaturen, alten Kupferstichen, Radirungen, Holzschnitten, Büchern, Bildwerken etc aus dem Nachlasse des Herrn Josef C. Ritter von Klinkosch [Sale cat., April 15, 1889]. 1889, cat. 179 (as by the artist Abraham Bloemaert).

H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart Katalog der berühmten Sammlung des herrn Barons Adalbert von Lanna in Prag 2. Teil. Handzeichnungen alter Meister und Kupferstiche [May 6-11, 1910]. 1910, cat. 95 (as by the artist Abraham Bloemaert), cat. no. 95.

Anne W. Lowenthal Joachim Wtewael and Dutch Mannerism. 1986, p. 134, fig. 90, ill.

Yvonne Tan Bunzl Master Drawings. Sale cat. London, 2003, cat. no. 3, ill.

Carmen C. Bambach, Elizabeth E. Barker, Michiel C. Plomp, Nadine Orenstein, Perrin Stein, Samantha Rippner "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2003-2004." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 62, no. 2, Autumn 2004, p. 16, ill.

James Clifton, Liesbeth M. Helmus, Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. Pleasure and Piety The Art of Joachim Wtewael. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Princeton University Press, Washington and Princeton, 2015, p. 58 (essay by Stijn Alsteens), no. 45, ill.



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