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Three studies of a man's head; bearded, wearing a hat and ruff, two slightly to left and one behind in profile to right
Silverpoint (and possibly leadpoint) on cream-prepared vellum
Verso: A young man standing; three-quarter length, slightly to left, looking to right, wearing a ruff and with his left hand on his hip
Silverpoint on cream-prepared vellum
- Production date
- 1587 (c.)
Height: 148 millimetres
Width: 132 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Popham described this drawing as resembling Goltzius' engraving 'Portrait of Gijsbrecht van Duvenvoorde', see 1854,0708.26 (New Hollstein 273). Schapelhouman recognises the same model in the engraving by Jacques de Gheyn II (New Hollstein 183), from the series Soldiers and Officers after Hendrick Goltzius (dated 1587), see 1864,1114.468.
Literature: E.J.K. Reznicek, 'Die Zeichnungen von Hendrick Goltzius', Utrecht, 1961, cat.no.325; G. Luijten and A. van Suchtelen, 'Dawn of the Golden Age', 1993, pp.352-3, no.17; G. Luyten, 'Den sijd-wegh der consten: enkele getekende en gegraveerde portretten door Hendrick Goltzius', in Antiek 28/5 (Dec. 1993), p.231, fig.7; Marijn Schapelhouman, in H. Leeflang and G. Luijten, 'Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, prints and paintings', exh.cat. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York and Toledo Museum of Art Ohio, 2003, cat.no.25 (dated around 1587); An van Camp in 'Drawing in Silver and Gold: from Leonardo to Jasper Johns' Princeton and Oxford, 2015, p. 149-150, pl. 58; Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner and Jenny Bescoby, ' Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: technical examination and analysis', London, 2016, p. 43-50, 65.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1974 Jul-Dec, BM, Portrait Drawings, no.62
1993/4 Dec-Mar, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Dawn of the Golden Age, no.17
2003 Jun-Sep, New York, Met Mus of Art, Hendrick Goltzius 1558-1617
2003/4 Oct-Jan, Ohio, Toledo Mus of Art, Hendrick Goltzius 1558-1617
2015 May-Jul, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
2015 10 Sep-6 Dec, London, British Museum, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
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