Lot 124: Diepenbeeck (Abraham van), The Madonna Presenting Saint Dominic with the Rosary.
November 15, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Diepenbeeck (Abraham van, 1596-1675), The Madonna Presenting Saint Dominic with the Rosary, red conté crayon, grey wash, touches of graphite, squared and incised for transfer, 135 x 84 mm. (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in), mounted on Achille Ryhiner-Delon's collector's mount with framing lines in brown ink, gold leaf and green wash, unframed Provenance: Achille Ryhiner-Delon (1731-1788), Basle [Lugt 3004b], on his characteristic decorative mount, with inscription 'Portefeuille No 54 Dessein No 30' (verso); Private collection, Germany; Diepenbeeck is mostly known for his drawings and engravings. Most of his designs for prints were commissioned by the Antwerp publishers Van Meurs and Moretus, but he also printed individual engravings on his own account. For a drawing by Diepenbeeck of related iconography see The Virgin Presenting the Rosary to St Dominic with St Thomas Aquinas Kneeling (held in the British Museum, inv. no. 1964,0613.7)
Notes: Category: Old Master Prints and Drawings