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The Meal of Sorgheloos (allegory on Carelessness); a group of five figures dining; a servant with food entering the doorway at left, a child reaching up to the table at right and a small dog in the foreground; in a roundel. c.1490-1500
Pen and brown ink
Verso: An escutcheon (?)
- Production date
- 1490-1500 (circa)
Height: 220 millimetres
Width: 205 millimetres (roughly circular)
- Curator's comments
- Possibly a study for a glass-roundel. It was acquired as being by 'The Master of the Story of Tobit', who was named by Popham from a drawing at Windsor, and was thought to be a design for a glass roundel (see report to Trustees, 19 January 1961). One other design of two figures in the BM was thought to be by the same hand. It has also been attributed to the 'Master of the St John Panels or Altar'.
Lit.: A.E. Popham, 'Master of the Story of Tobit', in Old Master Drawings X (1935-1936), pp. 65-66; K.G. Boon, 'De Vroegste Glaskartons uit de Sint-Janskerk te Gouda', in Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum XXI (1973), pp.151-175, and fig.14.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1964, BM, Recent Acquisitions, no.1
1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings, (no cat.)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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