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A Priest blessing a young woman; the woman at left, kneeling before priest on right, with three figures sketched in lightly in background
Black chalk heightened with white on buff paper, mounted on card covered with blue paper
- Production date
- 1646-1650 (c.)
Height: 261 millimetres
Width: 212 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The 1995-6 Recent Acquisitions Exhibition label text:
Van Troyen was a contemporary of Rembrandt in Amsterdam. His style retains its allegiance to the work of Rembrandt's immediate precursors in the city, including Pieter Lastman and the other so-called 'Pre-Rembrandtists'. His drawings are rare.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995-6 Nov-Apr, BM, Recent Acquisitions (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.
This drawing was purchased for the British Museum by Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox (acting as agents) at the Sotheby's sale of The F.C. Butôt Collection of Old Master Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam, 16 Nov. 1993, lot 51.
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