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Wet, J.W. de - Oriental ruler - A5414

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Jacob Willemz. de Wet
about 1610 – Haarlem – after 5.09.1675

Oriental ruler, with his train carried by a servant boy.

Pen-and-ink drawing inwet brown, brown and grey wash, on handmade paper with fragments of a watermark: crowned coat of arms with lilies, 19,1:14,2 cm.

Paper throughout a little bit yellowed and stained, nearly not affecting the very good general impression of the picture.

Literature: W. Sumowski, Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Lastmann-Zeichnungen, Fig. 10, in: Pantheon XXXVIII, Jan./Febr./March 1980, D. 61.

Compare literature: H. Robels, Niederländische Zeichnungen vom 15.  bis 19. Jahrhundert im Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Köln. Cologne, 1983, No 290 with Fig.; Catalogue: Dutch, Flemish and German Old Master Drawings. Christie's Amsterdam, 25.11.1991, cat. No 72; Michiel C. Plomp, The Dutch Drawings in the Teyler Museum. vol. II. Artists born between 1575 and 1630. Haarlem/Ghent/Doornspijk 1997, No 554 with Fig.; Exhibition catalogue: Aus Rembrandts Kreis. Die Zeichnungen des Braunschweiger Kupferstichkabinetts. Braunschweig 2006, No 49 with Fig., p 174.

Probably our drawing is a preliminary one for the painting 'King greeting an old Man', ascribed to de Wet, 48,7:64,3 cm, offered by Bonhams, London, auction from Nov. 8, 2005, as No 107, Fig. p. 19.