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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.257
People
Hendrick Goudt, Dutch (The Hague or Utrecht, Netherlands c. 1583 - 1648 Utrecht, Netherlands)
Title
The Temptation of Jesus
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Devil Tempting Christ
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1600-1604
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink over black chalk on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
41.3 x 27.0 cm (15 13/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: 1D
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: 705/
  • inscription: verso, lower right, brown ink: elsheimer. [partially cropped]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: E. ws / 1
  • watermark: Strasbourg bend with 4 and WR below; nearly identical to Heawood 141 (England c. 1598, noting similar watermarks in Holland, 1588 and 1616)
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, blue ink stamp: L. 3306 (Maida and George Abrams)
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: H / 11364 [? partially cropped]
Provenance
Johann August Gottlieb Weigel, Leipzig. [H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 30 May 1888 and following days, lot 1097 (as Elsheimer)]. Anton Brück, Frankfurt am Main, sold [Rudolf Bangel, Frankfurt am Main, 11 December 1893, lot. 187 (as Elsheimer)]. [Sotheby's, New York, 12 January 1994, lot 77, repr. (as circle of Elsheimer)]; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (L. 3306, verso, lower right); The Maida and George Abrams Collection, 2008.257
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.257
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Catalog einer Sammlung von Original-Handzeichnungen der deutschen, holländischen, flandrischen, italienischen, französischen, spanischen und englischen Schule gegründet und hinterlassen von J. A. G. Weigel in Leipzig., auct. cat., T. O. Weigel (Leipzig, 1869), no. 60, p. 12 (as Elsheimer)

Hans Möhle, Die Zeichnungen Adam Elsheimers: Das Werk des Meisters und der Problemkreis Elsheimer-Goudt, Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft (Berlin, 1966), cat. no. C1, pp. 175-176 (as Elsheimer)

William W. Robinson, Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 31, pp. 88-89, 252-53 and 280, repr.

Michiel C. Plomp, "[Review] Bruegel to Rembrandt. Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection.", Oud Holland (2004), vol. 117, no. 1/2, pp. 99-102, p. 101 (n. 3)

Joachim Jacoby, Die Zeichnungen von Adam Elsheimer: Kritischer Katalog, Städel Museum (Frankfurt am Main, 2008), cat. no. A4, p. 249, repr.

Stijn Alsteens, [Review] William W. Robinson, with Susan Anderson, "Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums", Master Drawings (Winter 2015), LIII, no. 4, pp. 531-534, p. 534

William W. Robinson and Susan Anderson, Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2016), cat. no. 44, pp. 158-160, repr. p. 159; watermark p. 377

Exhibition History

Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, British Museum, London, 06/13/2002 - 09/22/2002; Institut Néerlandais, Paris, 10/10/2002 - 12/08/2002; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/22/2003 - 07/06/2003

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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