50. [Flemish school]

Circle of FRANCKEN II, Frans

The mourning of Christ.

17th c

Drawing, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, 33,5 x 25,4 cm, hard paper, unsigned, number "16" with pen upper left (mounting trace on verso).

The grief-stricken Virgin kneels by her dead son, surrounded by people. Near the dead body are the crown of thorns and Mary Magdalene's ointment jar. In the background, Calvary with Roman riders in front of the thieves' crosses and the Garden of Gethsemane. Francken the Younger (Antwerp 1581-1642) painted a variety of subjects, almost all on a small scale, incl. many scenes from the Passion of Christ.
Prov. Paul Waite, USA (handwr. note on top of verso).

€ 250 / 300

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