- Museum number
An old man drawing; half-length to front, wearing a cap and coat and spectacles, with slight sketch of a woman behind to right
Watermark: a Gothic 'P' (65 by 20 mm; cf Briquet 8615-8653)
- Production date
- 1512 (c.)
Height: 273 millimetres
Width: 273 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a description of the different types of watermarks in Lucas van Leyden prints, see New Hollstein, pp.261-301; compare with 'Gothic P'.
Lit.: W. Kloek, 'The Drawings of Lucas van Leyden', in Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 29 (1978), cat.no.6; C. Vogelaar et al., 'Lucas van Leyden en de Renaissance', exh.cat. De Lakenhal, Leiden, 2011, cat.no.89. Formerly in the 1637 Lucas album, see Ilja M. Veldman, "Portrait of an art collector: Pieter Spiering van Silvercroon" Simiolus 38:4 (2015/16): 243.
2005 label text:
Lucas van Leyden, in his day the most successful artist from the Netherlands, presumably portrayed a friend or colleague in this drawing. It was probably made in around 1512.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.)
1974 July-Dec, BM, Portrait Drawings, no.6
1984 BM, Master Drawings & Watercolours, no.80
2005 July-Sep, BM, 'Masterpieces of Portrait Drawing' (no cat.)
2011 Mar-June, Leiden, Stedelijk Mus De Lakenhal, Lucas van Leyden and the Renaissance
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the 1637 Lucas album, for comment see 1892,0804.8
- Prints and Drawings
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