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Drawing - Jesuit priest disputing with Aaron Monceca: vignette for the title of Volume 6 of of Jean-Baptiste De Boyer, Marquis D’Argens, Lettre juives, ou correspondance philospophique, historique et critique (1738)
  • Jesuit priest disputing with Aaron Monceca: vignette for the title of Volume 6 of of Jean-Baptiste De Boyer, Marquis D’Argens, Lettre juives, ou correspondance philospophique, historique et critique (1738)
    Schley, Jacobus van der, born 1715 - died 1779
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Jesuit priest disputing with Aaron Monceca: vignette for the title of Volume 6 of of Jean-Baptiste De Boyer, Marquis D’Argens, Lettre juives, ou correspondance philospophique, historique et critique (1738)

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1738 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schley, Jacobus van der, born 1715 - died 1779 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and black ink, with grey wash; framing line in graphite.

  • Museum number:

    D.1962-1889

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 138

Physical description

In a cartouche decorated with musical instruments in the ornamental border, a Jesuit priest stands on left, talking to a well-dressed gentleman in the latest French fashion, and pointing towards a stage, where a performance is taking place beyond an orchestra, whose heads and instruments are just visible above the edge of the pit.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

1738 (made)

Artist/maker

Schley, Jacobus van der, born 1715 - died 1779 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and black ink, with grey wash; framing line in graphite.

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated at lower centre, in black ink, JVSchley f 1738; and numbered at lower right, in pale brown ink, 8.

Dimensions

Height: 50 mm, Width: 73 mm

Object history note

Edwin Parsons (dealer), London; from whom purchased (with cat. nos. 182–4 and 186–90) by the museum (dry stamp version of L. 1958), 15 November 1889 for £2. 2s. 0d.

Descriptive line

Print/Drawing, Jesuit priest disputing with Aaron Monceca: vignette for the title of Volume 6 of of Jean-Baptiste De Boyer, Marquis D’Argens, Lettre juives, ou correspondance philospophique, historique et critique (1738), Jacobus van der Schley, Dutch School, 1738

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

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, Vol. 1, Cat. 186, illustrated.

Materials

Paper; Pen; Ink; Grey wash; Graphite

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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