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The Rape of the Sabines

Artist:
Willem van Mieris (Dutch, Leiden 1662–1747 Leiden)
Date:
late 17th–mid 18th century
Medium:
Black chalk on vellum; framing line in black chalk, by the artist
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 11/16 × 12 15/16 in. (19.5 × 32.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Frits and Rita Markus Fund, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.276.2
Not on view
possibly Catharina Backer (Dutch); possibly her husband, Allard de la Court (1688–1755); possibly his widow, Catharina Backer (Dutch); possibly her sale, Samuel & Jean Luchtmans (Leiden), April 23, 1767, cat. 21; Clan Farquharson of Invercauld (Braemar Castle, Aberdeenshire); their sale, Sotheby's, London, April 26, 2006 (Olympia sale), part of lot 235; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
Catalogus van een fraai cabinet teekeningen, fraaye drukken en wel geconditioneerde prent-konst, [...] alle door de beste Italiaansche, Fransche, Engelsche en Nederlandsche meesters, nagelaaten door mevrouwe Catharina Backer [...] [sale Leiden, April 23, 1767]. Leiden, 1767, p. 2, no. 21 (?).

Emke Elen-Clifford Kocq van Breugel "Sculpturen van Francis van Bossuit getekend door Willem van Mieris." Delineavit et sculpsit. vol. 8, October 1992, possibly p. 23.

Sotheby's, Olympia The oak and country sale, including property removed from Braemar Castle. [Sale catalogue]. April 26, 2006, part of lot 235, ill.

Albert J. Elen "Additions to Willem van Mieris's Rape of Lucretia: An Example of the Artist's Working Methods." Master Drawings. vol. 50, no. 4, Winter 2012, pp. 533, 536.



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