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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.69
People
Jacques de Gheyn II, Dutch (Antwerp, Netherlands 1565 - 1629 The Hague, Netherlands)
Title
Pikeman
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/182202
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and brown ink and gray wash over black chalk on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
28 x 18 cm (11 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Brown ink, lower right: IDG[in ligature]heyn. In.
  • collector's mark: lower left and lower right of mount, black ink stamp: [rooster; mark of Carl Robert Rudolf, Lugt 2811b]
  • watermark: eagle with Basel crozier
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: No 5. [?] nels / 22 [crossed out]
  • inscription: verso of mount, lower center, brown ink: N: 130 Jacob de Gheyn
  • inscription: verso of mount, lower right, graphite: Mappe Handzeichg / 2 fol / 43700 / M 500.--
Provenance
Jan Pietersz. Zoomer, Amsterdam. Sold [through unidentified auction house, Amsterdam, April 5, 1725, lot 56]. Jan Goeree, Amsterdam. Sold [through unidentified auction house, Amsterdam, March 12, 1731, lot T]. Jacob Heinrich von Hefner Altneck, Munich (Lugt 1254). Sold [through Galerie Helbing, Munich, June 9, 1904, lot 130]. Sold [through Sotheby's, London, February 15, 1921, part of lot 23]. Charles Fairfax Murray, London. Carl Robert Rudolf, London (Lugt 2811b), sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1975
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
2018
Object Number
1.2018.69
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

C. R. Rudolf, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. C. R. Rudolf, Arts Council of Great Britain, London (London, England, 1962), pp. 20-21, cat. no. 100

Franklin W. Robinson, Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1977), cat. 4, pp. xiii, xiv and 6-8, repr.

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, checklist (unpublished, 1980), no. 34

I. Q. van Regteren Altena, Jacques de Gheyn: Three Generations, M. Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, Boston and London, 1983), vol. 2, p. 75, no. 431

A. Th. van Deursen and Emil Karel Josef Reznicek, Jacques de Gheyn II: Drawings, exh. cat., Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1985), p. 46

F. W. H. Hollstein, The New Hollstein : Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts, 1450-1700, Koninklijke van Poll, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, and Sound + Vision Publishers (Roosendall, Rotterdam, and Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, 1993 - ongoing), vol. 9 (The De Gheyn Family, compiled by Jan Piet Filedt Kok and Marjolein Leesberg, 2000), p. 172, under no. 426

William W. Robinson, Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), pp. 80, 83, cat. no. 28c, repr. p. 83, watermark repr. p. 275

Exhibition History

Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. C. R. Rudolf, Arts Council Gallery, London, London, 01/05/1962 - 02/03/1962; City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 02/17/1962 - 03/11/1962; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, 03/17/1962 - 04/07/1962

Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 01/30/1977 - 03/13/1977; Denver Art Museum, Denver, 04/01/1977 - 05/15/1977; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 06/01/1977 - 07/15/1977

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/04/1981

Jacques de Gheyn II 1565-1629 drawings, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 12/14/1985 - 02/09/1986; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 03/09/1986 - 05/11/1986

Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, British Museum, London, 06/13/2002 - 09/22/2002; Institut Néerlandais, Paris, 10/10/2002 - 12/08/2002; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/22/2003 - 07/06/2003

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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