Friday, October 16, 2015

Observingarts: New acquisition: Study of a Lumpsucker attributed to Hendrick Goltzius’ circle

Hendrick Goltzius circle, Study of a Male Lumpsucker, the 1590s. Photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum. 

Nationalmuseum Sweden has acquired a watercolour study of a male lumpsucker dating from the late 1500s. The drawing is closely connected with the group of nature studies executed by Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius at around the same time. These were especially popular among contemporary learned collectors of art and naturalia. The newly acquired study is a significant addition to the museum’s important collection of Old Master drawings, and brings new perspectives on the group of autograph Goltzius’ drawings. 

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