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Drawing - Allegory of the Union of Painting and Sculpture
  • Allegory of the Union of Painting and Sculpture
    Unknown Abraham Bloemaert, born 1564 - died 1651
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Allegory of the Union of Painting and Sculpture

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ?late 16th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Abraham Bloemaert, born 1564 - died 1651 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash; traces of a framing line in brown ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.397

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 27

Physical description

Allegorical subject; The union of Painting and Sculpture, Minerva above, holding a crown of laurel over the heads of the two reclining figures

Place of Origin

Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

Date

?late 16th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Abraham Bloemaert, born 1564 - died 1651 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown wash; traces of a framing line in brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

397
Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.)

Illegibly inscribed on verso, at centre, in a seventeenth-century(?) hand, in brown ink

Dimensions

Height: 181 mm, Width: 105 mm

Object history note

Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Allegory of the Union of Painting and Sculpture', Anonymous, pen and brown ink, ?late 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 608, illus. p.551.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Brown wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

People; Laurel wreaths

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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