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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Gerrit Battem, Dutch (Rotterdam 1636 - 1684 Rotterdam)
Landscape with Hunters
Work Type
c. 1665-1684
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Opaque watercolor with touches of transparent watercolor on off-white antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
22.4 x 36.7 cm (8 13/16 x 14 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, lower center, black ink: rooster (Lugt 2811b, mark of Carl Robert Rudolf)
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink: M G A [in monogram] (Lugt 3306, mark of the Maida and George Abrams Collection)
  • inscription: verso, lower left, brown ink: No ii83.Bd.B RHD NO
  • watermark: IHS [?]
Johann Goll van Franckenstein, Amsterdam [1]. Perhaps L. Schermer, Rotterdam, possibly sold [Amsterdam, April 26, 1769, Kb E, lot 877]. M. Nijman, sold [unidentified auction house, Paris, June 1776, lot 894]. J. Gildemeester; [Amsterdam, 24 November 1800, Kb F, lot 11]. Carl Robert Rudolf, London (Lugt 2811b), sold [through his estate sale, Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, April 18, 1977, lot 60]; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306)

[1] According to the Rudolf sale
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

H. Verbeek, "Gerrit Battem Constrijck Schilder 1636-1684, Ph.D. diss." (1983), Universiteit Leiden, cat. no. Lg 13

William W. Robinson, Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings: A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., H. O. Zimman, Inc. (Lynn, MA, 1991), cat. no. 79, pp. 78-79, repr.

Exhibition History

Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings: A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 02/23/1991 - 04/18/1991; Albertina Gallery, Vienna, 05/16/1991 - 06/30/1991; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 01/22/1992 - 04/22/1992; Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/10/1992 - 12/06/1992

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

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