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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.203
People
Hendrick Barentsz. Avercamp, Dutch (Amsterdam, Netherlands 1585 - 1634 Kampen, Netherlands)
Title
Landscape with a Bridge and Tower
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1615-1620
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/212602
Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink and watercolor over graphite on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
13.5 x 21.6 cm (5 5/16 x 8 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: Recto, lower left, handwritten in brown ink: WE. (Lugt 2617, mark of William Esdaile)
  • inscription: Signed lower left, in brown ink: HA [in ligature]
  • 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, in the hand of William Esdaile: 1833 WE 40 x from The coll of N deVos Avercamp
  • collector's mark: bottom center, blind stamp: hwc within oval (Lugt 1391, mark of Heinrich Wilhelm Campe)
  • inscription: Verso, lower left, graphite: #139.
  • watermark: none
Provenance
Jan Danser Nijman, Amsterdam. [Unidentified Auction House, Amsterdam, March 19, 1798, Kunstboek O, no.7], sold to Yver, 1798. Jacob de Vos Jacobszoon, Amsterdam (Lugt 1450). William Esdaile, London (Lugt 2617). [Unidentified Auction House, London, June 18-25, 1840, lot 1176]. Heinrich Wilhelm Campe, Leipzig (Lugt 1391). K. E. Hasse. E. Ehle, Gottingen. [C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 19, 1830, lot 12]. Dr. Hans Boerner, Leipzig. Mertens, Portugal. [C. G. Boerner, Leipzig and Dusseldorf]. [Robert M. Light & Co., Boston], sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306), 1975
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston, Long Term Loan
Object Number
1.2018.203
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Franklin W. Robinson, Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1977), cat. no. 13, pp. xiv, xv, and 15-16, repr.

Clara Johanna Welcker, Hendrick en Barent Averkamp, schilders tot Campen, Davaco Publishers (Doornspijk, The Netherlands, 1979), cat. no. T 123

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, checklist (unpublished, 1980), no. 23

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. 24, pp. 66-67, repr.

Marjorie B. Cohn, "Cause and Effect in the Historical Development of Watercolor", The Broad Spectrum: Studies in the Materials, Techniques, and Conservation..., ed. Harriet K. Stratis, Archetype Publications (London, England, 2002), pp. 62-68, fig. 2.3 (color), pp. 64-65

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. 7, 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

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/04/1981

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

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

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