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Landscape with figures - Abraham and Isaac (?)
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Landscape with figures - Abraham and Isaac (?)

Follower of Domenico Campagnola (1500 - 1564)

Height: 26 cm; Width: 18.5 cm;

Inscription
Inscription, open
Inscription, 6. 16
Inscription, D.C
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Peter Lely (L.2093)
Inscription
Inscription, Collection Marbs PL Sir Peter Lely RA. / 1617 1680 / DC Alexander Decamps / 1803 1860 / [sketch of unidentified collector's mark] unknown to Fagan / N658 //
Inscription, #2
Collector's mark, unidentified collector's mark (L.2925)
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)
Inscription, Lodovick Carats / fe. //

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
D.1952.RW.4085

About this work
Campagnola, whose reputation rests primarily on his activity as a printmaker, was a skilled and innovative practitioner of woodcut. The heavy lines and emphatic crosshatching suggest that this forest scene, believed to depict the biblical sacrifice of Isaac, is a drawing made by a later follower after one of his woodcuts. Lely was an avid collector of prints as well as drawings, and drawings such as this would probably have held a particular interest for him. (Permanent collection label)



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