CIRCLE OF ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT
PASTORAL SCENE WITH GOATS
Pen and brown ink heightened with white gouache on paper, laid down to 17th century paper
Sheet size: 4 3/8 x 5 1/2 in. (11.1 x 14cm)
Private Collection, California.
This drawing relates to a series of engravings, the first set of 'Animals' engraved by Böetius Bolswert after Bloemaert's designs, in 1611. There is also an engraved copy after Bolswert's series. Jaap Bolten considers this drawing either a preparatory drawing by an unknown artist for the copy after Bolswert, or else after the engraved copy after Bolswert. This drawing will be included in the second supplement to Bolten's Catalogue Raisonné of the drawings of Abraham Bloemaert.
Sold for $938 (buyer's premium included)