Artist Jacques de Gheyn II, Netherlandish, 1565-1629
  • Studies of the Heads of Two Youths and an Old Woman
Date between 1600 and 1605
Medium pen and dark brown ink over graphite on laid paper toned with graphite
Dimensions Sheet: 5 1/4 × 38 1/4 inches (13.3 × 97.2 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 38.9
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, upper edge, verso: [indecipherable, cut off]
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, lower center, verso: Jacq. de Gheyn.f | 5.6d [by C. Ploos van Amstel, cut off]
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, upper edge: Rig[cut of]
C.Ploos van Amstel (Amsterdam, Netherlands);
E. Joseph-Rignault (Paris, France) [black collector's mark [L. 2218] on recto at upper right, Rig 9cut off];
Dr. Aram (New York, New York, USA).
1938-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA (1939): p. 11.

Richardson, E. P. "The Romantic Prelude to Dutch Realism." The Art Quarterly iii (1940): pp. 40-79.

Van Regteren Altena, J. Q. Jacques de Gheyn: Three Generations. 3 vols. The Hague, 1983, no. 738 (pl. 399).

Logan, A.M. Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors. New York, 1988, pp. 27-28, no. 7 (ill.).

Dunbar, Burton, L., Robert Munman, and Edward Olszewski, ed. A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections. Sixteenth-Century Northern European Drawings. Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2012, pp. 37-38, cat. 22 (ill.).

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 2020, p. 5 (fig. 6 ill.), p. 9.