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The Circumcision, one of three illustrations to the New Testament; the Infant Christ on an altar with St Joseph holding him, the high priest to right, the Virgin standing to left and the woman with the doves kneels at right. 1570
Pen and brown ink, indented for transfer
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Height: 169 millimetres
Width: 115 millimetres
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- This is a preparatory drawing for an illustration to "Officium B. Mariae Virginis" (Christoph Plantin: Antwerp, 1573) after Crispijn van den Broeck (New Hollstein 248). An impression is lacking in The British Museum. For comment see 1858,0417.1565. It is also the earliest dated drawing by Crispijn van den Broeck.
Literature: J.O. Hand et al., 'The Age of Bruegel: Netherlandish Drawings in the Sixteenth Century', exh.cat. National Gallery of Art Washington and Pierpont Morgan Library New York, Cambridge, 1986-87, under cat.no.21, footnote 6 (as the earliest dated drawing by Crispijn van den Broecke).
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Associated Title: Officium B. Mariae Virginis
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