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Abraham Genoels
Landscape with a group of draughtsmen and a herm


A rare etching

Artist: Abraham Genoels (1640-1723)
Title: Les dessinateurs (The Draughtsmen)
Date: 1675-1691
School: Flemish, XVIIth-century
Medium: etching
Dimensions: 199 x 150mm (plate) 218 x 170mm (sheet)
Watermark: none
Inscriptions/marks: signed in the plate lower left border <<A. Genoels fec—Roma>>
Condition: quite a ghostly impression on laid paper with wide margins, possibly a later printing

Description: Landscape with a group of men and one child making drawings in the centre, a herm statue leaning against a sarcophagus decorated with a large vase in the lower left corner, trees on either side, a large building with an arch and an obelisk in the background. Genoels was in Rome 1674-1682.
Reference: Bartsch 23. See BM Sheepshanks.2698 for description of this print
Provenance: ex Craddock and Barnard, London and still in their mount.