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Adoration of the Shepherds

Joachim Beuckelaer (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1533–1575 Antwerp)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Pieter Aertsen (Netherlandish, Amsterdam 1507/8–1575 Amsterdam)
pen and brown ink, gray wash on brown paper, squared in red chalk
6 7/8 x 6 3/16 in. (17.4 x 15.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: In brown ink at lower right: 1560
Samuel van Huls (Dutch, The Hague 1675–1734 The Hague); probably his sale, The Hague, May 14, 1736, album A, no. 63; Donor: Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 19, 2011–January 8, 2012.

Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann "Dutch and Flemish Figure Drawings from the collection of Harry G. Sperling." Master Drawings. vol. 12, no. 1, New York, 1974, fig. no. 2, pp. 34, 36, 37, ill.

Wouter Kloek "Pieter Aertsen en het probleem van het samenstellen van zijn oeuvre." in Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek: Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art. The Hague, 1989, p. 14, ill.

Wouter Kloek "Tekeningen van Pieter Aertsen en Joachim Beuckelaer." Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek / Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art. vol. 40, The Hague, 1989, p. 153, fig. B.1, ill.

Peter C. Sutton Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker. Exh. cat., May 10-Sept. 7, 2008 at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Conn; and The Jewish Museum, New York, March 12-August 2, 2009. New Haven and London, 2008, p. 120, ill.

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