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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2004.84
People
Jacob Cats, Dutch (Altona, Germany 1741 - 1799 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title
A Herdsman with his Family and Cattle by a Stream
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1790
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/186760
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Reddish brown ink, gray wash, and black chalk on cream antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
16.8 x 24.3 cm (6 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: verso, lower left, brown ink: J: Cats fec / 1790 [underlined]
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: 424 [encircled]
  • inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: Small Mount 14/2 [underlined]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 188 [encircled]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 2.
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: 67.
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: [erased] 3... / (15 1/2 x 12 1/2) 1/2 [and further illegible characters]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, brown ink, in artist's hand: J. Cats fec. / 1790
  • inscription: verso, center, brown ink: Milee
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: 614
Provenance
[Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 14 November 1983, lot 59], sold; to Private Collector, sold; [Christie's, Amsterdam, 10 November 1999, lot 423], sold; to [Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario], long-term loan; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2000, 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 Ronay and Richard Menschel
Accession Year
2004
Object Number
2004.84
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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