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Jacques de Gheyn (III)

Fortune-teller
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Object information
Object category
drawing
Support/medium
cream colored paper, silverpoint
de bruine kleur is het gevolg van oxidatie; zilverstift op ongeprepareerd papier komt zelden voor, een voorbeeld door dezelfde kunstenaar bevindt zich in Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum; H. Möhle, 'Drawings by Jacques de Gheyn III', Master Drawings 1 (1963), nr. 2, p. 3-12; p. 8 en plate 4
opmerking over techniek door de eigenaar (2010): 'As far as I know, this variant is nowhere in the literature. You can make a similar drawing as follows: You cover the surface of the paper with dust or extremely fine powdered stone. At this state, The silverpoint is sufficiently abraded by this slight covering to let a visible trace on the paper. When the drawing is finished, you blow over the drawing, the rest of the powder will be off, only the silverpoint lines remain on APPARENTLY unprepared paper. The overall impression is a drawing which seems to be indented, because the impression by the silverpoint is a bit deeper than on prepared paper.'
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 193 x 149 mm
Current attribution
Jacques de Gheyn (III)
Date
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1611 - 1641
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  • related to
    Jacques de Gheyn (III)
    tekening in Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, waarop de linker figuur vrijwel identiek voorkomt; Van Regteren Altena 1983, cat.nr. III 10, afb.

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Entered on: 2010-11-19; Last modification: 2016-01-23

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