Study for an engraving in the Hortus Voluptatum

Artist:
Crispijn de Passe the Elder (Netherlandish, Arnemuiden 1564–1637 Utrecht)
Date:
1599
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and blue wash, over black chalk. Incised
Dimensions:
3 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (9.2 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Harry G. Friedman
Accession Number:
56.648.40
Not on view
Inscription: Verso: at lower center, inscribed "C. de Passe I:"Hortus Voluptatum", 1599/ Francken 1337.19" in graphite ; below, inscribed " -/210[.]-, B2498" in graphite (by other hands)

Marking: At lower right, the collector's mark of John Thane (Lugt 1544). Verso: at lower center, the collector's mark of Alexander Bengo (Lugt 82)
John Thane (British); Alexander Beugo (British); Donor: Harry G. Friedman
Ilja Veldman Profit and Pleasure: Print Books by Crispijn de Passe. Rotterdam, 2001, p. 145, under cat. 9.