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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Abraham Rutgers, Dutch (Amsterdam, Netherlands 1632 - 1699 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dike on a River
Work Type
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and brown wash over traces of black chalk on cream antique laid paper, partial framing line in brown ink
11.8 x 20 cm (4 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • 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, upper left, faint graphite (?): J. Leupenius f. 1666 / den tijd v Rembrandt / Wijk te Duursteede
  • inscription: Verso, lower left, faint graphite (?): K N 109 / f 2 (?)
  • inscription: Verso, center, faint graphite (?): g. 12. / 39 [underlined]
  • watermark: none
Theo Laurentius, Voorschoten. Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306), 1984
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

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. 69, pp. 156-157, 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

Mirror of Holland: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Part 1, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 11/20/2010 - 03/06/2011

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

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