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Luyken, Jan - Angel of Annunciation - A3114

 Luyken, Jan - Angel of AnnunciationLuyken, Jan - Angel of Annunciation
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Jan Luyken
1649 – Amsterdam – 1712

The Angel of Annunciation appears the shepherds sleeping on the field, in the background a silhouette of the Holy Family.

Pen-and-ink drawing in brown, brown and grey wash, edged with brown ink lines, on handmade paper, mounted on a collector's backing. 11,1:10,5 cm.

Preparatory drawing for an illustration, probably for a bible.

Literature: W. Bernt, Die niederländischen Zeichner des 17. Jahrhunderts. 2 vols. Munich, 1958, vol. II, No 375 and 376 with Fig.; Exhibition catalogue: Niederländische Zeichnungen vom 15. bis 19. Jahrhundert im Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Köln. Colgne 1983, No 172-178 with Fig.