drawing

Portrait of Jacob Matham; head and shoulders turned slightly to l, looking to front, wearing falling collar and mantle Black chalk, on buff (?) paper

AN215902001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: 1836,0811.346

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1601
Hind 1915-31 2
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Lievens.J.9

Location:
Dutch Roy XVIIc

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Object types
drawing (scope note | all objects)

Materials
paper (all objects)
Techniques
drawn (scope note | all objects)
Production person
Drawn by Jan Lievens (biographical details | all objects)
Date
1650 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)
British (all objects)


Description
Head and shoulders of a man; formerly portrait of Jacob Matham, turned slightly to left, looking to front, wearing falling collar and mantle. c.1650

Black chalk.

Verso: laid down on card.

Watermark: foolscap with three balls below (not easily seen, in raking light; backing card prevents X-radiography of the mark).

Inscriptions
Inscription Content: Monogrammed by the artist to right in black chalk: ‘I.L’.


Dimensions
Height: 226 millimetres
Width: 191 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 23mm apart)


Condition
General discolouration of paper to yellow; a few old horizontal creases in lower half.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Jan Lievens, cat. no.9:
See cat. no.8 (1861,0810.17), which represents the same sitter in a more formal mode. Despite the softer application of the chalk, the use of different types of paper (see the watermarks) and no apparent congruity in their provenances, the two drawings were presumably made at the same period.

LITERATURE :
London, 1915, p.84, no.2 (depicts Matham, as cat. no.8 [1861,0810.17]); Schneider, 1932/73, p.198 [1973 ed. also p.362], no.Z.65; van Hall, 1963, p.202, no.1360/11; Exh. Braunschweig, 1979, p.150, under no.65 (not of Matham).



Associated names
Portrait of Jacob Matham (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
1836

Acquisition name
Purchased from William Smith, the printseller (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection John Sheepshanks (biographical details | all objects)


Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.


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