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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jacob Gerritz Cuyp, Dutch (Dordrecht, Netherlands 1594 - 1652(?) Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Boy with a Fish
Work Type
17th century
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and white chalk or opaque watercolor with stray oil [?], with a framing line in black chalk, on light tan antique laid paper, perhaps prepared
27.4 x 13.4 cm (10 13/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
mount: 33.9 x 23.7 cm (13 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: mount, lower right, graphite: 16
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: 2287 [encircled]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 4
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, purple ink, stamp: L. 164a (Unidentified or August Rub?)
  • inscription: verso, center, purple pencil: Gesina Terborgh
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, black ink: L. 1272 (Bernard Houthakker)
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, green ink: L. 1337 (Heinrich Kaspar Lempertz)
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: Sohn
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: ..2 [underlined]
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: eg
Heinrich Kaspar Lempertz, Cologne (L. 1337, verso, lower left). A. Rub, Mannheim (?) (L. 164a, verso, lower right). [Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam (L. 1272, verso, lower right)] sold; [Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 17-18 November 1975, lot 108]. [Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London, 1982]. Maida and George Abrams, Boston (L. 3306, without their mark); The Maida and George Abrams Collection, 2011.519.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of William Taylor, Harvard Class of 1954
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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