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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2004.82
People
Jacob Cats, Dutch (Altona, Germany 1741 - 1799 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title
Landscape with a Herdsman and his Animals by a Stream
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1779
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/176568
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, gray wash, and touches of black chalk on cream antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink and black chalk
Dimensions
17.7 x 24.7 cm (6 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: verso, lower left, graphite: J. Cats inv et fec / 1779
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: Jacob Cats
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 46g
  • inscription: former mat, in cartouche, black ink: Jacob CATS / 1741 - 1785
  • label: frame, verso, typeface; yellow label with black numbering: 095535 [crossed out with black ink] 1/2 [in black ink]
  • label: frame, verso, black fiber tip ink on tape: OMD P026776.1
  • label: frame, verso, typeface and black ink: Sotheby's / Lot / No / 117
  • inscription: verso, upper left and center, graphite: [illegible, erased]
  • watermark: in mount: IV [indistinct]
Provenance
[Sotheby's, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 8 November 2000, lot 117]; sold, to [Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario], long-term loan; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2001, sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2004.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in honor of Diane Nixon
Accession Year
2004
Object Number
2004.82
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby's, Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 8, 2000), p. 80, lot no. 117, repr.

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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