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Drawing - The Trinity with a Worshipping Female Figure
  • The Trinity with a Worshipping Female Figure
    Diepenbeck, Abraham Jansz. van, born 1596 - died 1675
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The Trinity with a Worshipping Female Figure

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    17th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Diepenbeck, Abraham Jansz. van, born 1596 - died 1675 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown and grey wash; squared in red chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.543

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 21

Physical description

God the Father resting on a globe, giving the benediction with the right hand, supporting the Infant Christ with the left; the Dove hovers at God the Father's right side; and a female figure wearing a crown, could be Ecclesia, the Virgin or St Catherine kneels below praying; cherubim are hovering above; Omnia per i[e?]svm inscribed on the globe.

Date

17th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Diepenbeck, Abraham Jansz. van, born 1596 - died 1675 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown and grey wash; squared in red chalk

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in brown ink, on the globe, omnia per ibsvm; and at lower right (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 543.
'all things [were made] by him'

Inscribed on washed mount, in pencil (with the original Dyce inv. no.), 36.

Dimensions

Height: 347 mm, Width: 197 mm

Object history note

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

This is a sketch for a book illustration of the Blessed Trinity.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'The Trinity with a Worshipping Female Figure', ascribed to Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeck, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, 17th 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. 472, illus.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Brown wash; Grey wash; Red chalk; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Tinting; Squaring (transferring technique)

Subjects depicted

Woman; Dove; Cherubim; Globe

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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