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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jacob van der Ulft, Dutch (1627 - 1689)
Work Type
c. 1680
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and brown wash over black chalk on off-white antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
diam.: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, on tabs at lower left and lower right: Jac: vander. / ulft F. 1680.
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 364
  • label: former mat, typeface: JACOB VAN DER ULFT / (Gorichem 1627 _ Noordwijk 1680) / sepia diam.: 17 cm. ges. & ged.: 1680 / Tent.: Leiden, Lakenhal 1916 III no 98 / Coll.: R. della Falle de Waerloos, / Amsterdam 1904 / " Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot(Lugt 561) / [in pencil} " Dr. Beets (Dealer) MLT
  • collector's mark: verso, lower center, brown ink, stamp: L. 561 (Cornelis Hofstede de Groot)
  • watermark: IV
René della Faille de Waerloos, Amsterdam, sold; [Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 19 January 1904, lot 364]. Cornelis Hofstede de Groot, The Hague (L. 561, with his mark), sold; [C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, 4 November 1931, lots 240-243 are Ulft]. N. Beets, Amsterdam. [Robert M. Light & Co., Boston, Massachusetts], sold; to Philip and Frances L. Hofer, Cambridge, Massachusetts; bequest of Frances L. Hofer, 1979.98
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Eunice Williams, Master Drawings and Watercolors: The Hofer Collection, exh. cat., ed. Konrad Oberhuber and William W. Robinson, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1984), cat. no. 18, pp. 29-30, repr. p. 93

Franklin W. Robinson and Sheldon Peck, Fresh Woods and Pastures New: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape..., William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Museum (Chapel Hill, NC, 1999), sub cat. no. 31, p. 96

Old Master and 19th Century Drawings, auct. cat. (London, England, Winter 1999 - 2000), sub cat. no. 19

Annemarie Stefes, Niederländische Zeichnungen 1450-1850: Kupferstichkabinett der Hamburger Kunsthalle, ed. Andreas Stolzenburg and Hubertus Gaßner, Böhlau Verlag (Cologne, 2011), vol. 2, p. 552, under cat. no. 1045

One Hundred Drawings and Watercolors, auct. cat., Stephen Ongpin and Guy Peppiatt (London, 2011), p. 5, under cat. no. 3

Exhibition History

Italy through Dutch Eyes: Dutch Seventeenth Century Landscape Artists in Italy, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 04/22/1964 - 05/24/1964

Master Drawings and Watercolors: The Hofer Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, 04/15/1984 - 07/07/1984; Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/05/1984 - 11/29/1984

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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