The High Priest, Aaron

early 17th century
Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bolten 243


Sheet (sight): 31.1 x 22.8cm (12 1/4 x 9in.) Framed: 57.2 x 43.2 cm (22 1/2 x 17 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil, pen and brown ink, and brush with brown wash, heightend with white

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Preparatory study for the chiaroscuro woodcut


May 14, 1736, possibly in the Samuel van Huls sale, Swart, The Hague, lot 390. Jean Paul Richter (b. 1847 - d. 1937), Lugano; November 22, 1956, posthumous Richter sale, Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, lot 28. Julius S. Held (b. 1905 - d. 2002), New York. 1957, William H. Schab, New York; 1957, sold by Schab to the MFA for $350. (Accession Date: October 9, 1957)

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund