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Two kneeling ladies; to right, one in foreground with her hands together in prayer, the other with hands crossed at her waist, wearing headdresses far back on their foreheads, which are shaved
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
- Production date
- 1470-1480 (c.)
Height: 257 millimetres
Width: 191 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The 1996 Malcolm Exhibition label text:
Probably the work of a glass-painter, and inspired by Hugo van der Goes. The foremost figure is based on the latter's lost fresco of the 'Meeting of David and Abigail'. Related drawings are in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Morgan Library, New York. Copies of the present sheet and that in New York are in the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and in Turin, respectively.
Literature: F. Murray, I, 1905, no.227 (as Flemish School, 15th century); Popham, Winkler, 1922, p.612, fig.60 (Master of the Louvre 'Anna Selbdritt'); A.E. Popham, 'Drawings of the Early Flemish School', London, 1926, cat.no.22; Demonts, 1926, p.16 (in the 'tradition gantoise'); Apollo 7 (1928), p.177; M. Friedländer, 'Altniederländische Malerei IV: Hugo van der Goes', Leiden, 1934, p.81 ('eines Vergleichsweise selbständigen Nachfolgers' of Van der Goes), and M. Friedländer, 1967-76, IV, 1969,p.46, pl.103 (relatively autonomous follower of Van der Goes); Boon, 1951, pp.91-2, 100, fig.11 (Follower of Hugo van der Goes); Eisler, 1963, pl.12 (School of Van der Goes); Winkler, 1964, p.284, fig.221 (Master of Tobit); Calkins, 1978, p.156,fig.33 (Follower of Hugo van der Goes, 1470s-80s); Prevenier-Blockmans, 1983, p.228, no.250, repr.; F. Stampfle, 'Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library', 1991, p.4, no.3, fig.4.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.)
1996-7 Sept-Jan, BM, Malcolm Collection, Appx.
1990 April-Aug, BM, Treasures of P&D (no cat.)
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- Prints and Drawings
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