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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jan van Goyen, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1596 - 1656 The Hague, Netherlands)
Landscape with Skaters
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Skaters on a Pond
Work Type
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Black chalk and gray wash on cream antique laid paper, framing lines in black chalk
20.5 x 30.1 cm (8 1/16 x 11 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: center of sheet: LR
  • inscription: Signed, lower right, in black chalk: VG 1653
  • collector's mark: Verso, lower right, blue ink: M G A [in monogram] (Lugt 3306, mark of The Maida and George Abrams Collection)
  • inscription: Recto, upper right, brown ink: No 27
  • inscription: Recot, lower left, graphite: 315
  • inscription: Recto, lower right, graphite: van goijen
[Evert Douwes, Amsterdam]. Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston, Long Term Loan
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

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), cat. no. 19, repr.

Exhibition History

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

Mirror of Holland: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Part 1, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 11/20/2010 - 03/06/2011

Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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