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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.268
People
Pieter de Molijn, Dutch (London, England 1595 - 1661 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
Travelers on a Country Road
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Landscape with Resting Travellers
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1654
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211726
Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk and gray wash on beige antique laid paper, framing line in black chalk
Dimensions
14.9 x 19.5 cm (5 7/8 x 7 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: recto, lower right, black ink: GC [G inverted, both initials encircled] (Lugt 544, mark of Charles Gasc)
  • collector's mark: Recto, lower left, blind stamp: T.L (Lugt 2445, mark of Thomas Lawrence)
  • collector's mark: Recto, lower left, blue ink, and verso, lower right, black ink: W e [in monogram and encircled] (Lugt 911, mark of Emile Wauters)
  • collector's mark: Verso, lower right, blue ink: M G A [in monogram) (Lugt 3306, mark of The Maida and George Abrams Collection)
  • inscription: Signed, upper right, in black chalk: PMolyn 1654
  • watermark: Flower?
  • inscription: Verso, upper left, graphite: 710 [underlined] / 2 [encircled]
  • inscription: Verso, lower right, graphite: 4P(?) [underlined]
  • inscription: Verso, lower left, red pencil: 16
  • inscription: Verso, lower center, graphite: Pieter Molyn- / Ecole hollandaise - 1600-1661.
  • inscription: Verso, upper center, brown ink, in the hand of Charles Gasc: Molyn (Pierre) le vieux [underlined] Vivait en 1680 / Dessin acheté le mercredi 6 Juin 1860 83. £186 a Londres à la / vente de Woodburn sous le No 569 du catalogue / h = 0''', 146 L = 0''', 192 / (Collection William Esdaile) [underlined] / (Collection Thomas Lawrence) [underlined] / C. Gasc
  • inscription: Verso, lower left, brown ink, in the hand of William Esdaile?: 1805.-P67-N97
Provenance
WIlliam Esdaile, London, probably sold [through his sale, Jones, London, March 2, 1819, lot 151 or 152]. Thomas Lawrence, London (Lugt 2445). Samuel Woodburn, London, sold [through Christie's, London, June 4, 1860, lot 569]. Charles Gasc, Paris (Lugt 544). [Hotel Drouot, April 11, 1924, lot 59]. Emile Wauters, Paris (Lugt 911). [Frederick Muller, Amsterdam, June 15, 1926, lot 123]. H.E. ten Cate, Almelo. [C. G. Boerner GMBH, Düsseldorf]. [Adolphe Stein, Paris]. Felicie Scharf, London, sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306), 1976
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston, Long Term Loan
Object Number
1.2018.268
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Neue Lagerliste, auct. cat., C. G. Boerner (Düsseldorf, November 1966), no. 61 with repr.

Franklin W. Robinson, Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1977), cat. no. 20, pp. xiv and 24, repr.

Frederik J. Duparc, Landscape in Perspective: Drawings by Rembrandt and his Contemporaries, exh. cat., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, 1988), cat. no. 59. p. 156, repr.

William W. Robinson, Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 20, repr.

Exhibition History

Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 01/30/1977 - 03/13/1977; Denver Art Museum, Denver, 04/01/1977 - 05/15/1977; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 06/01/1977 - 07/15/1977

Landscape in Perspective: Drawings by Rembrandt and his Contemporaries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/20/1988 - 04/03/1988; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 04/15/1988 - 05/29/1988

Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, British Museum, London, 06/13/2002 - 09/22/2002; Institut Néerlandais, Paris, 10/10/2002 - 12/08/2002; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/22/2003 - 07/06/2003

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

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