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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1884,0726.29

  • Description

    Dives tormented by demons in Hell; Dives, naked, is pointing to his parched tongue, devilish figures each side are pulling at chains fastened to a collar around his neck Silverpoint on cream-white prepared paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1450-1470 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 116 millimetres (chain lines 36 mm apart)
    • Width: 279 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Another version (as Copy of Rogier van der Weyden) is in the Louvre, Paris, inv.no.18784; both drawings have been described as copied after a now lost original by someone in the circle of Rogier van der Weyden.

    The same figure lying on the ground can be noticed in an anonymous pen and ink drawing, see Ff,4.88.

    Literature: A.E. Popham, 'Drawings of the Early Flemish School', London, 1926, cat.no.14; Fritz Koreny, 'Early Netherlandish Drawings from Jan van Eyck to Hieronymus Bosch', exh.cat. Rubenshuis Antwerp, 2002, cat.no.17 (as 'Copy after a picture from the circle of van der Weyden'); John Oliver Hand in 'Drawing in Silver and Gold: from Leonardo to Jasper Johns' Princeton and Oxford, 2015, p. 31, pl. 11; Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner and Jenny Bescoby, ' Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: technical examination and analysis', London, 2016, p. 6, 26, 31-39, 82.

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  • Bibliography

    • Sell et al 2015 11 bibliographic details
    • Popham (D & F) 1932 5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Netherlandish Roy XVc/Early XVIc)

  • Exhibition history

    1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.) 2002 June-Aug, Antwerp, Rubenshuis, 'Marvels of Delight:...' 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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  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1884

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1884,0726.29

Dives tormented by demons in Hell; Dives, naked, is pointing to his parched tongue, devilish figures each side are pulling at chains fastened to a collar around his neck Metalpoint, on white prepared paper

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Dives tormented by demons in Hell; Dives, naked, is pointing to his parched tongue, devilish figures each side are pulling at chains fastened to a collar around his neck Metalpoint, on white prepared paper

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