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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Houses on the Schinkelweg
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Landscape with an Inn
Work Type
c. 1650-52
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Brown ink on cream antique laid paper prepared with gray wash, partial framing line in brown ink
10 x 22.8 cm (3 15/16 x 9 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Arms of Burgundy and Austria with Golden Fleece [similar to Heawood 479-481 and Churchill 266; also similar to watermarks in some of Rembrandt's prints signed and dated 1631-33, but with reversed fleece, see Hinterding 2006, vol. 2, pp. 42-44 and vol. 3, repr. pp. 63-64]
  • collector's mark: Recto, lower right, black ink: F (Lugt 959, mark of Nicholas Anthonis Flinck)
  • collector's mark: Verso, lower right, blue ink: M G A [in monogram] (Lugt 3306, mark of The Maida and George Abrams Collection)
  • inscription: Verso, center, graphite: 43 [struck through] / 55
  • inscription: Verso, lower left, graphite: H de G. 250
Nicholas Anthonis Flinck, Rotterdam (Lugt 959). William Cavendish, second Duke of Devonshire, by descent; to Andrew Cavendish, the eleventh Duke, sold on behalf of the Chatsworth Settlement [through Christie's, London, July 6, 1987, lot 15]; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306)
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. 58, pp. 134-135, repr.

Boudewijn Bakker, Landscapes of Rembrandt: His Favourite Walks, exh. cat., Thoth Publishers (Bussum, 1998), p. 330, Ill. 2, repr. p. 100 (color)

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. 56, repr.

Michael Zell, "A Leisurely and Virtuous Pursuit: Amateur Artists, Rembrandt, and Landscape Representation in Seventeenth-Century Holland", Simiolus, Waanders Uitgevers (Zwolle, The Netherlands, 2003), vol. 54, pp. 334-68, repr. p. 352, fig. 21

Clifford S. Ackley and Ronni Baer, Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher, exh. cat., MFA Publications (Boston, 2003), cat. no. 189, pp. 274, 277, 330, repr. p. 276, fig. 189

Ivan Gaskell, Rembrandt and the Aesthetics of Technique, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist

Jaco Rutgers and Timothy Standring, Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, exh. cat., Denver Art Museum and Yale University Press (Denver, 2018), p. 150, cat. no. 107, repr. p. 150

Peter Schatborn and Erik Hinterding, Rembrandt: The Complete Drawings and Etchings, Taschen (Cologne, 2019), cat. no. D598, p. 381, repr.

Michael Zell, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and the Gift in Seventeent-Century Dutch Art, Amsterdam University Press (Amsterdam, 2021), p. 330, repr. as fig. 149

Achim Gnann, Rembrandt: Landschaftszeichnungen, Landscape Drawings, Michael Imhof Verlag (Petersberg, Germany, 2021), pp. 238-40, repr. p. 238, fig. 218

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

Landscapes of Rembrandt: His Favourite Walks Around Amsterdam, Gemeentearchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Archives), Amsterdam, 09/30/1998 - 11/29/1998; Institut Néerlandais, Paris, 12/17/1998 - 02/14/1999

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

Rembrandt's Journey: Painting, Draftsman, Etcher, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/26/2003 - 01/18/2004; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 02/14/2004 - 05/09/2004

Rembrandt and the Aesthetics of Technique, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 09/09/2006 - 12/10/2006

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, Denver Art Museum, Denver, 09/16/2018 - 01/09/2019

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

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