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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 (ascribed to)

  • 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 (ascribed to)

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, pp. 401-2

Materials

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

Techniques

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

Subjects depicted

Dove; Cherubim; Globe; Woman

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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