The Illmatched Couple

Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1571–1631 Haarlem)
Black and red chalk, brush and green wash. Laid down on blue cardboard mount with framing lines in gold, brown and red
Circular drawing. Diameter: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm). Mount: 13 9/16 x 13 in. (34.5 x 33 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anne and Carl Stern Gift, 1959
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: At upper center, signed and dated "1602 Matham fe." in black chalk

Inscription: On verso of the mount, annotated "signed by Matham/ dated 1602" in graphite
Vendor: Rockman Prints Bought: 16 Nov 1959, Lot 2602.
A. Hyatt Mayor "Prints Recently Acquired." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 18, no. 10, New York, 1960, 329, ill.

Vassar College Art Gallery Dutch Mannerism: Apogee and Epilogue. Ex. cat., April 15-June, 1970. 1970, cat. no. 73, fig. no. pl. 18, ill.

Marijn Schapelhouman Nederlandse tekeningen omstreeks 1600 / Netherlandish drawings circa 1600 Catalogus van de Nederlandse tekeningen in het Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam / Catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish drawings in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, vol. 3 (compromising a supplement to vol. 1). Staatsuitgeverij, The Hague, The Hague, 1987, under cat. 55.

Dawn of the Golden Age: Northern Netherlandish Art 1580-1620 Ex. cat. Ger Luijten, Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle, 1993, under cat. 240, fig. 240a, ill.