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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Rodolphe Bresdin, French (La Fresne, France 1822 - 1885 Sèvres, France)
Studies of Soldiers, Couple Walking ("Etude de Cavaliers")
Work Type
19th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite with touches of black ink on tracing paper, mounted to laid paper
actual: 13.4 x 10.8 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • blind stamp: l.r. corner of drawing and mount: RB [monogram] [not in Lugt]
  • inscription: l.l. of mount, graphite, inscribed: 38
  • inscription: l.r. of mount, graphite, inscribed: Etude de Cavaliers
  • inscription: verso: l.c. of mount, graphite, inscribed: Bruikleen 59
  • inscription: mat, right of sheet, graphite, red pencil, blue ink, inscribed: 59 T 10
Rodolphe Bresdin. estate stamp (not in Lugt)
Paul Bresdin. artist's son
D. G. Santee Landweer, Amsterdam, 1930.
D. Loenen, Amsterdam.
Adolph Schwarz, Amsterdam-Amstelveen.
Robert M. Light and Co., Santa Barbara, CA.
Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario, purchased from R.M. Light & Co., 1991, sold to HUAM, 1993. Long term loan to HUAM from June 1991 to 1993
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Purchase Fund and Richard Norton Memorial Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Some figures relate to etching Depart pour la chasse, 1869, Van Gelder, 133.
Publication History

J. W. Niemeijer, De Verzameling van A. Schwarz, exh. cat., Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1968), p. 9, cat. no. 10

Dirk van Gelder, Rodolphe Bresdin, Martinus Nijhoff (La Haye, 1976), vol. 1, p. 121, fig. 125; vol. 2, p. 120

Dirk van Gelder and John Sillevis, Rodolphe Bresdin: 1822-1885, exh. cat., Staatsuitgeverij ('s-Gravenhage, 1978), p. 199, cat. no. 181, repr.

Exhibition History

De Verzameling van A. Schwarz, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 09/01/1968 - 12/31/1968

Rodolphe Bresdin: 1822-1885, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, 10/27/1978 - 01/14/1979

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