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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jan Baptist Weenix, Dutch (1621 - 1660/61)
Roman Ruins in a Wooded Landscape
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Red chalk and red chalk wash on cream antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
17.6 x 24.1 cm (6 15/16 x 9 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower left, brown ink [probably same as framing line]: d Oude Wenings
  • watermark: initials "C", similar to Heawood no. 2892 [Arms of Lothringen]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, red chalk [perhaps signature?]: J. W.
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 1043
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, black ink, stamp: L. 2799a (Hans van Leeuwen)
[C. G. Boerner GMBH, Dusseldorf, 1957. inv. no. A698], sold; to Hans van Leeuwen, Amsterdam (L. 2799a, with his mark); [Christie's, Amsterdam, 24 November 1992, lot 227], sold; [Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario], long-term loan; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1993, sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1994.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard Norton Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

David P. Becker, Old Master Drawings at Bowdoin College, exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, ME, 1985), under no. 27

Exhibition History

Collectie H. van Leeuwen te Amsterdam: Tekeningen van 17e - 19e eeuw, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, 06/22/1958 - 09/21/1958

Catalogus der tentoonstelling van tekeningen uit de collectie van de heer van Leeuwen te Amsterdam, Genootschap Kunstliefde, Utrecht, 12/19/1959 - 01/03/1960

Nederlandse Tekeningen: Collectie Hans van Leeuwen, Singer Museum, Laren, 10/26/1963 - 12/08/1963

Tekeningen uit de collectie Hans van Leeuwen, Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 02/05/1966 - 03/08/1966

Niederlandische Zeichnungen des 17. bis 19. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Hans van Leeuwen, Utrecht, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, 09/27/1968 - 11/10/1968; Städtische Kunstgalerie Bochum, Bochum, 11/29/1968 - 01/05/1969

De Verzameling van H. van Leeuwen, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 11/08/1975 - 02/01/1976

Nederlandse Tekeningen uit drie Eeuwen, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, 04/29/1978 - 06/25/1978

Meisterzeichnungen aus drei Jahrhunderten, Niederländische Handzeichnungen des 17. bis 19. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Hans van Leeuwen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, 10/14/1979 - 12/02/1979; Städtisches Museum, Braunschweig, 01/10/1980 - 02/10/1980; Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 10/23/1980 - 12/06/1980

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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