47. [Flemish school]

CRUSSENS, Anthonie

Landscape with a Bridge over a Frozen River with Skaters.

C. 1652-1665

Drawing, pen and brown ink, framing line in brown ink, 18,8 x 28,5 cm, parchment, signed in lower centre (ink faded due to over-exposure to UV, some sm. stains at right edge, sm. creases at upper right corner).

Under passe-partout.

Nice animated drawing, picturing numerous skaters on a frozen river, near a village. Anthonie Crussens (c. 1635 - 1665) was active in Brussels and specialised in village and winter scenes in the style of Bruegel. Other drawings by his hand, almost all on vellum, are now in the Collections of the Bruges Printroom, the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin and the Brussels Royal Library.
Ref. Dumas, "Anthonie Crussens, een Vlaamse amateurtekenaar uit het midden van de 17de eeuw", Delinaevit et Sculpsit 22 (2000), pp. 1-46. - D' Haene, "European Old Master Drawings from the Bruges Print Room", no. 19; note 4.

€ 500 / 700

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