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drawing - Enthroned figure of Persephone (motif from a relief of the life of Persephone) and grieving figure of Diana (motif from a relief of the death of Meleager)
  • Enthroned figure of Persephone (motif from a relief of the life of Persephone) and grieving figure of Diana (motif from a relief of the death of Meleager)
    Jan de Bisschop, born 1628 - died 1671
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Enthroned figure of Persephone (motif from a relief of the life of Persephone) and grieving figure of Diana (motif from a relief of the death of Meleager)

  • Object:

    drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1628-1671 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jan de Bisschop, born 1628 - died 1671 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash; double framing line in black chalk (at top) and brown ink (at bottom and sides).

  • Museum number:

    D.1212:35-1889

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf E, box 29

Physical description

Part of a bound volume of 140 drawings

Place of Origin

Netherlands (probably, made)

Date

1628-1671 (made)

Artist/maker

Jan de Bisschop, born 1628 - died 1671 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown wash; double framing line in black chalk (at top) and brown ink (at bottom and sides).

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed by the artist, in brown ink: at upper left, Proserpina maestitis; and at upper right, maestitis ex meditatione...

Dimensions

Height: 67 mm, Width: 82 mm

Object history note

Goswin Uilenbroek (1658–1740), Amsterdam, his sale, Amsterdam, Beukelaar, 23 October 1741, Album K: ‘Een groot Boek in Jugt leer van omtrent 120 Tekeningen, gewassen van Bisschop na Statuen en groepen in Antieke Bas relieven, getekent met voornemen om in ‘t koper te brengen, gelyk hy in zyn Voorreden van zijn Boek zegt, op groot gedubbelt papier geplakt. 4 ou plus’ (bt. for 280 fl.); Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Jb Czn (1726–98), Amsterdam (L. 2725), 1760–c.1763;1 probably Benjamin West (1738–1820), London; probably Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–92), London; Horace Walpole (1717–97), London and Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, 1763; Edwin Parsons (dealer), London; from whom purchased for the museum (each individual drawing with dry stamp version of L. 1958), 8 June 1889 for £13. 13s. 0d.

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'Enthroned figure of Persephone (motif from a relief of The Life of Persephone) and grieving figure of Diana (motif from a relief of the Death of Meleanger)', by Jan de Bisschop, pen and brown ink, with brown wash, double framing line in black chalk (at top) and brown ink (at bottom and sides), inscribed by the artist, in brown ink, mid-seventeenth century

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. I, Cat. no. 23.34, illus. p. 38

Materials

Pen and ink

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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