COUWENBERGH, Christiaen van
(b. 1604, Delft, d. 1667, Cologne)
Black chalk on vellum, 110 x 155 mm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
This drawing is a folio of the Abrams Album (named after the donor) in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Utrecht Caravaggists, to whom Van Couwenbergh belonged, took up the drawing pen only for very special projects, for example, a book produced for a festive occasion, such as a friendship album of which the Abrams Album is an example. Diana by Van Couwenbergh is the only known drawing by the artist.