The Holy Family

Jan Gossart (called Mabuse) (Netherlandish, Maubeuge ca. 1478–1532 Antwerp (?))

ca. 1510–20
Pen and two shades of brown ink over remains of black chalk
6 1/8 x 5 in. (15.5 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Eugene V. Thaw Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    Eugène Rodrigues (Paris 1853–?1928); Frederik Muller & Cie (Amsterdam), July 12-13, 1921, lot 31 (to Cassirer); Leo Blumenreich ; Franz Koenigs (Cologne 1881–1941 Haarlem/Rotterdam)(remaining in the family until 2001); Sotheby's, New York, January 23, 2001, lot 4; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich Donor: Eugene Victor Thaw Gift

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 28, 2002–April 21, 2002.

  • References

    Max J. Friedländer Die Altniederländische Malerei, Jan Gossart, Bernart van Orley. Leiden 1934, 1934, cat. no. 14, p. 65.

    Frits Lugt Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes... Supplément. The Hague, 1956, p. 128.

    Paul Wescher Neue Beiträge zum Schaffen des Jan Gossaert. 1970, fig. no. 77, pp. 106-107.

    Max J. Friedländer Early Netherlandish Painting: The Antwerp Mannerists Adriaen Ysenbrandt. vol. 11, New York, Washington, 1974, cat. no. 14, fig. no. 66, p. 42, ill.

    Carmen C. Bambach, Elizabeth Barker, Colta Ives, Michiel C. Plomp, Perrin Stein, Gary Tinterow "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2000-2001." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 59, no. 2, Autumn 2001, p. 24, ill.

    Sotheby's, New York Old Master and Modern Drawings and Prints from the Franz Koenigs Collection. Sale cat. New York, January 23, 2001, cat. no. 4, ill.

    Maryan W. Ainsworth, Stijn Alsteens, Nadine Orenstein "Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures." in Ex. cat.: Jan Gossart's Renaissance: The Complete Works. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010, cat. 71, (entry written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.

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