Prints and Drawings
Artist, attributed to: Ferdinand Bol, Dutch, 1616–1680
Artist, formerly attributed to: Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch, 1621–1674

King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther Acknowledging Mordecai’s Role in Saving the Jews

ca. 1645–52

Pen and brown ink and brown wash

sheet: 20.5 × 29.8 cm (8 1/16 × 11 3/4 in.)
Everett V. Meeks, B.A.1901, Fund
1975.81
Culture: 
Dutch
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Geography: 
Made in The Netherlands
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Sale Galliera, Paris, June 18, 1965, no. 133 (School of Rembrandt); Sale Sotheby's, London, July 9, 1968, no. 43 (attributed to Gerbrand van den Eeckhout); Gallery A. Brod; H. Shickman Gallery, 1975 (as Eeckhout).

Provenance unknown before 1965.

Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch and John J. Marciari, Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 2, 13, 24, 157–59, 250, no. 50, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.