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Lot 228: Abraham van den Tempel (Leeuwarden 1622-1672 Amsterdam)

Est: €7,000 EUR - €10,000 EURSold:
Christie'sDecember 10, 2014Amsterdam, Netherlands

Item Overview


Abraham van den Tempel (Leeuwarden 1622-1672 Amsterdam) Costume study for the portrait of a girl, full-length (recto); Study of an arm resting on a chair, and a counterproof of a study of a standing man (verso) black chalk heightened with white on faded blue paper, fragmentary black chalk framing lines 14 x 8¾ in. (35.7 x 22.1 cm.)


35.7 x 22.1 cm.


Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Paris, Fondation Custodia, and Brussels, Bibliothèque Albert 1er, Le Cabinet d'un Amateur: Dessins flamands et hollandais des XVIe et XVIIe siècles d'une collection privée d'Amsterdam, 1976-77, no. 128, pl. 83 (catalogue by J. Giltaij). Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, and Washington, National Gallery of Art, Dutch Figure Drawings from the Seventeenth Century, 1981-82, no. 91, illustrated p. 93.


Marius Bauer (1867-1932).


Son of the Frisian painter and Mennonite minister Lambert Jacobsz. (c. 1598-1636), van den Tempel received his training in Amsterdam from Jacob Backer (1608-1653) in the early 1640s, after which he took up residence in Leiden. At first primarily a history painter, van den Tempel specialized in portraits once he moved back to Amsterdam in 1660. The present study, which was chosen to represent the artist in the 1982 ground-breaking exhibition Dutch Figure Drawings from the seventeenth century, is probably a study for a painting, but no related work is known. The attribute of the flower, however, appears often in van den Tempel's portraits. The drawing belonged to Marius Bauer, a highly successful painter, draughtsman and prolific etcher, whose oeuvre was internationally sought after.

Auction Details

The I.Q. van Regteren Altena Collection Part II. Dutch and Flemish Drawings from 1500-1900

December 10, 2014, 11:00 AM CET

Cornelis Schuytstraat 57, Amsterdam, 1071 JG, NL