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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Pieter Stevens, Flemish (1567 - 1624)
A Woman Working Flax (?) and a Woman Sewing
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Brown ink and brown wash over black chalk on cream antique laid paper
16.8 x 22.6 cm (6 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: 266
  • inscription: upper left, brown ink: g [abraded, illegible]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: D. Vinckenbooms / B.1578 D.1629
  • collector's mark: verso, lower center, brown ink: L. 350 [twice] (Dr. Barry Delany)
  • inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: 2000.--
  • inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: Primaticcio
  • inscription: verso, upper center, brown ink: [illegible, cut off]
  • watermark: none


Recorded Ownership History
Dr. Barry Delany, Isle of Alienes, Kilkenny, Ireland (L. 350, with his mark). [Hyman Swetzoff Gallery, Boston]. Maida and George Abrams, Boston, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1991.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Maida and George S. Abrams and Rebecca D. Abrams in memory of Davis Pratt
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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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. 9, repr. (as attributed to Stevens)

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

Subjects and Contexts

  • Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

Verification Level

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