Holofernes before Nebuchadnezzar (Judith 2:4-13)

Artist:
Maerten de Vos (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1532–1603 Antwerp)
Date:
1587
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, white gouache
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 13/16 x 10 9/16 in. (19.8 x 26.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Katrin Bellinger, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.178.20
Not on view
Signature: At lower right, signed and dated "M D VOS.F 1587" in pen and brown ink

Inscription: Verso: at lower right, inscribed "Holofernes before Nebuchadnezzar|Marten de Vos" and "h053619/1/11" in graphite, upside down (20th-century handwriting); at upper right, inscribed "f.12&" (?) in graphite, vertically (19th-century handwriting?)
sale, Sotheby's, London (British), April 13, 1992, lot 263; John Steiner and Alice F. Steiner (American); Steiner Family Collection by descent; Donor: Katrin Bellinger
Sotheby's, London Old Master Drawings. [Sale catalogue]. April 13, 1992, cat. no. 263, ill.

Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700: Maarten de Vos. D. de Hoop Scheffer, Christiaan Schukman, vol. 44, Rotterdam, 1996, p. 47, under cat. 172.