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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.168
People
Herman Saftleven, Dutch (Rotterdam, Netherlands 1609 - 1685 Utrecht, Netherlands)
Title
Ruins in Utrecht by the Saint Jobsgasthuis
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1674
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191991
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk, gray and brown and green and yellow transparent watercolor on cream antique laid paper, framing line on three sides in gray ink
Dimensions
19.4 x 15 cm (7 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Verso, upper edge, brown ink: Dit op dander sijde getekent van Herman Saftleven is ouer St. Jop @ 1674.
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: LW
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 30037
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: H. Saftleven
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: MD 426
  • inscription: verso, upper edge, brown ink, pen, Dutch, in artist's hand: Dit op dander sijde getekent van Herman Saftleven is ouder St. Jop @ 1674.
  • inscription: on former mount, in object file, graphite: 30037 [in same hand as on verso of object]
  • watermark: none
Provenance
Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1975; The Maida and George Abrams Collection, 1999.168.

NOTE: Per Mr. Abrams, probably purchased from a dealer in the 1970's.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.168
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Franklin W. Robinson, Selections from the Collection of Dutch Drawings of Maida and George Abrams, exh. cat., Jewett Arts Center (Wellesley, MA, 1969), cat. 61, repr.

W. Schulz, Herman Saftleven, 1609-1685: Leben und Werke: mit einem kritischen Katalog..., De Gruyter (Berlin, Germany and New York, NY, 1982), cat. no. 551, p. 276

Exhibition History

Selections from the Collection of Dutch Drawings of Maida and George Abrams, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Hanover, 03/27/1969 - 04/28/1969; Wellesley College Museum of Art, Wellesley, 05/04/1969 - 06/04/1969; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 09/17/1969 - 10/12/1969; University of Connecticut Museum of Art, Storrs, 10/18/1969 - 11/16/1969

32Q: 2300 Dutch & Flemish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/19/2016 - 11/08/2016

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

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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