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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.36
People
Johannes Bronckhorst, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1648 - 1727 Hoorn, Netherlands)
Title
Three Birds
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Roller, a Macaw and a Wren
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th-18th century
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211331
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on parchment
Dimensions
29.6 x 27.3 cm (11 5/8 x 10 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Black ink, lower center: J.B. fec.
  • inscription: verso, lower left, black ink: S x [?]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower center, blue ink: M/G [inside] A [Lugt 3306, mark of Maida and George Abrams]
  • inscription: verso, lower center, black ink: geldensche spegt / west Ind: klyn volgeltje / het eenige dat singt
Provenance
[Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, May 3, 1976, lot 111], sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
2018
Object Number
1.2018.36
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Fine Dutch, Flemish, and German Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby Mak van Waay (Amsterdam, May 3, 1976), pp. 24-25, lot 112, repr. p. 24

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), pp. 222-223, cat. no. 102, repr. p. 223

Edward Saywell, Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), vol. 6, no. 2, checklist no. 3, p. 26

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; Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 01/22/1992 - 04/22/1992; Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/10/1992 - 12/06/1992

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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