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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.261
People
Jan Lievens, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1607 - 1674 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title
Landscape with a Distant View of Haarlem
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1664-1665
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/212482
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink over traces of black chalk on cream antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
23.3 x 35.7 cm (9 3/16 x 14 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: center of sheet: IHS surmounted by a cross with PB below [Churchill 423, 1664]
  • 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, graphite: 3094 [encircled] / fae / fae.
  • inscription: Verso, lower left, graphite: hu-ooc-'' / T / 177 [a 6 written over the second 7] / 1650 : 6 . de 2ps.
  • inscription: Verso, center right, brown ink: frk [?]
Provenance
Jan Six, Amsterdam, sold, [through his sale, Amsterdam, October 17, 1928, lot 476]. H. E. ten Cate, Oldenzaal. [C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf]. [Sotheby's, London, July 7, 1966, lot 72]. Nathan Chaikin, Crans. Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306), 1966
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston, Long Term Loan
Object Number
1.2018.261
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. 53, repr.

Hans Schneider and Rudolf E.O. Ekkart, Jan Lievens: sein Leben und seine Werke (Amsterdam, 1973), pp. 244, 375, cat. no. Z381

Curtis O. Baer, ed., Seventeenth Century Dutch Landscape Drawings and Selected Prints from American Collections, exh. cat., Vassar College Art Gallery (Poughkeepsie, NY, 1976), cat. 30, p. 47, repr.

Werner Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, ed. Walter Strauss, Abaris Books (New York, NY, 1979), vol. 7, p. 3854, no. 1732x [as view of Alkmaar]

Frederik J. Duparc, Landscape in Perspective: Drawings by Rembrandt and his Contemporaries, exh. cat., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, 1988), cat. no. 56, p. 151, repr., and repr. color, p. 37, fig. 56

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. 66, pp. 150-151, 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. 61, repr.

Stefaan Hautekeete, Les dessins de Rembrandt et ses élèves appartenant à la collection de Jean de Grez, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique-Brussels, exh. cat., Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (Brussels, 2005), under cat. no. 28, fig. 3

Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, 2008), cat. no. 130, repr.

Peter Schatborn, Rembrandt and his Circle: Drawings in the Frits Lugt Collection, Thoth Publishers and Fondation Custodia (2010), vol. 1, p. 292 (n. 10), under cat. no. 118, and p. 298 (n. 4), under cat. no. 121

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

Seventeenth Century Dutch Landscape Drawings and Selected Prints from American Collections, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, 03/28/1976 - 05/07/1976

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

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

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

Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 10/26/2008 - 01/11/2009; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, 02/07/2009 - 04/26/2009; Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, 05/17/2009 - 08/09/2009

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

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