Standing Figure (John the Evangelist?)

A standing Figure in a wide Cloak, his Arms across his Chest, turned towards the Left (John the Evangelist?)

1625–29
Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bolten 905; verso Bolten 836

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.2 x 14.7 cm (9 15/16 x 5 13/16 in. )

Accession Number

15.1254

Medium or Technique

Black chalk with traces of red chalk, heightened with white chalk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Verso: Head of a Woman, black chalk
“This study may represent a first idea for the figure of John the Evangelist, standing to the right of the crucified Christ in Bloemaert’s painting of 1629, ‘The Crucifixion’ in Schevenigen.” Bolten, p. 302, no. 905

Inscription

l.r. Attribution to Bloemaert in ink

Provenance

John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929, London, Lugt 1507); acquired through Mr. Walter Gay (1856-1937, Boston artist), December 1915

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912