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The Prodigal Son

Artist:
Hans Bol (Netherlandish, Mechelen 1534–1593 Amsterdam)
Date:
1570
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash
Dimensions:
5 3/4 x 7 15/16 in. (14.6 x 20.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.4
Not on view
Signature: At upper left, signed and dated "1570 / HBol" in pen and brown ink

Inscription: Verso: at upper left, an indecipherable inscription in graphite

Marking: At lower left corner collectors mark of Dr A. Ritter von Pfeiffer (Lugt 2067a); at lower right corner collectors mark of Louis Deglatigny (Lugt 1768a). Verso: at upper right middle collectors mark of Counts Palatine of the Rhine (Lugt 620); at lower left "96k" [?] in graphite
Counts Palatine of the Rhine (Mannheim, 18th century); A. Ritter von Pfeiffer (Vienna 1855–1913); Louis Deglatigny (French, 1854–1936); Vendor: Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 14-15 1937, p.14, no.54 Donor: Walter C. Baker
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.

Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 25, p. 26.

H. Gerhard Franz Hans Bol als Landschaftszeichner. Jahrbuch des Kunsthistorischen institutes der Universitat Graz. vol. 1, 1965, cat. no. 55, ill.



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