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Old Master Prints: Jan Lievens (Dutch, 1607-1674)

North Italian Illuminated Manuscript / Italian Old Master Drawings: An Overview / Italian School, 16th-Century Drawings
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Raphael / Giulio Romano / Perino del Vaga / Marcantonio Raimondi / Parmigianino
Titian (after) / Andrea Schiavone / Tintoretto / Veronese / Taddeo Zuccaro / Federico Zuccaro / Alessandro Casolani
Jacopo Palma il Giovane / Cherubino Alberti / Luca Cambiaso / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci

Italian School, 17th-Century Drawings / Bolognese School / Giovanni Baglione / Matteo Rosselli / Ercole Bazzicaluva
Baldassare Franceschini called Il Volterrano / Pier Francesco Mazzuccelli, il Morazzone / Odoardo Fialetti / Simone Cantarini
Domenichino / Francesco Albani / Giovanni Lanfranco / Guercino / Pier Francesco Mola / Antonio Busca

Italian School Printmakers, 15th-17th Centuries: Venetian School, c. 1497 / Raphael School / Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Marcantonio Raimondi / The Master of the Die / Anea Vico / Agostino Veneziano / Nicholas Beatrizet
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Giulio Bonasone / Giovanni Battista Franco /Girolamo Fagiuoli / Cherubino Alberti
Titian (after) / Tintoretto (after) / Parmigianino / Giorgio Ghisi / Diana Scultori / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci
Agostino Carracci / Simone Cantarini / Elisabetta Sirani / Gerolamo Scarsello

Netherlandish School, 15th-17th-Century Drawings / Flemish School, 17th-Century
Bernaert van Orley / Lucas van Leyden / Maarten de Vos / Jan Baptiste de Wael / Abraham Bloemaert
Peter Paul Rubens / Philipp Sadeler / Nicolaes Maes / Rembrandt School

Netherlandish Printmakers 16th-17th Centuries: Lucas van Leyden, Maarten van Heemskerck, Cornelis Cort
Philips Galle, Abraham de Bruyn, Hans (Jan) Collaert, Adriaen Collaert, Karel de Mallery, Theodore Galle, Hendrik Goltzius
Julius Goltzius, Jacob Matham, Jan Sanraedam, Maarten de Vos, Jan Sadeler, Aegidius Sadeler, Raphael Sadeler
Crispin de Passe, Magdalena de Passe, Wierix Brothers, Rembrandt, Rembrandt School, Jan Lievens, Jan Joris van Vliet,
Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck
German Drawings: Hans Sebald Beham / Virgil Solis / Hans von Aachen / Joseph Heinrich Roos
German 16th century printmakers: Heinrich Aldegrever, Jost Amman, Hans Sebald Beham, Hans Brosamer, Hans Burgkmair,
Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Durer (After), Hans Holbein (After), Hopfer Brothers, Georg Pencz, Hans Schäufelein,
Virgil Solis, Wolfgang Stuber

French Drawings: Charles de La Fosse / Etienne Parrocel / François Boucher / Jean-François de Neufforge / Mouricault
French printmakers: Etienne Delaune / Rene Boyvin /Thomas de Leu / Jean Cousin the Younger / Jacques Callot
Abraham Bosse / Sebastien Bourdon / Claude Gelle "le Lorraine" / Jean LePautre
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella / Antonette Bouzonnet Stella / Gabriel Perelle

19th-Century Drawings / 20th-Century Drawings
Lievens was one of Rembrandt's friends and a close artistic associate during Rembrandt's Leiden period. He studied under Joris van Schooten in Leiden and under Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam. He was also active in England (c. 1632-34), Antwerp (1635-44), where he was also influenced by Van Dyck, and Amsterdam. Roseline Bacou, Curator of Drawings at the Louvre, which possesses a number of his drawings, notes that "Lievens was above all a great portraitist, as evidenced by his sensitive yet objective black chalk studies. Many of his portraits . . . equal the works of Cornelis Visscher in sobriety and sincerity and have something of Van Dyck's distinction" (Great Drawings of the Louvre Museum: The German, Flemish, and Dutch Drawings, trans. Marguerite Hugo [NY: George Braziller, 1968], n. 89). This superb portrait is rich in psychological insight intno the sitter.

Selected Bibliography: J. Bialostocki, S. Jacob, R. E. O. Ekkart., Jan Lievens. Ein Maler im Schatten Rembrandts (Braunschweig: Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, 1979); Vogelaar, de Baar, Moerman, van de Wetering, et al, Rembrandt & Lievans in Leiden ((Leiden: Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, 1991; in English & Dutch); Arthur K. Wheelock with Stephanie D. Dickey, E. Melanie Gifford, Gregory Rubinstein, Jaap van der Veen, & Lloyd DeWitt, Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Restored (Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 2008.
Head of an old bearded man (B. 321) Original etching, c. 1630. Signed I. L. in the plate. The plate also informs us that it was published by S[alomen]. Savery (c. 1594-post 1664), an engraver, etcher and publisher active in the early and mid 17th century. Image size: 189x142mm. Price: SOLD.
Jan Lievens, attributed, Head of an old bearded man. Original etching, c. 1635. Like so many of Rembrandt's etched portraits, this superb piece is rich in psychological insight into the sitter. Lievens' and Rembrandt's styles were so close that even museums can confuse them (see The Art Newsapaper, 1/09, p. 13). Image size: 100x78mm. Price: $2750.

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