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ID number:  BIRBI-45.13
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  attributed to van den Eeckhout, Gerbrand (1621 - 1674)
Title / Object name:  The Parting of David and Jonathan
Object type:  Drawing
Culture:  Dutch
Date made:  about 1632/3
Materials:  Pen and wash
Measurements:  Sheet 206 x 268 mm; mount 630 x 516mm
Provenance:  Purchased from F.R. Meatyard, 1945, for £375

At one point thought to be by Rembrandt, Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669). The subject which was formerly known as 'The reconciliation of David and Absalom', is from I 'Samuel', xx: 41-2. It is treated in other drawings by the artist, in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, and the Louvre. The present drawing has also been attributed to Ferdinand Bol (1616-80) and Carel Fabritius (1622-1654).

Notes:  Exhibited: 'The Barber Goes North: Treasures from the Barber Institute', Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK, 15 October 2010 - 15 December 2010

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Rembrandt, Harmensz. van Rijn
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