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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Anthonie Waterloo, Dutch (Lille, France 1609 - 1690 Utrecht, Netherlands)
A Forest at Twilight
Work Type
c. 1675-1685
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Black and white chalk, charcoal, and gray wash on blue antique laid paper, autograph framing line in charcoal; verso: test strokes in white chalk
28.3 x 23 cm (11 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
mount: 32.6 x 26.9 cm (12 13/16 x 10 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower left and lower right, black chalk: [lower left] 15 [lower right] 15
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: A78752[triangle] [not Colnaghi]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, black ink, stamp: L. 1507 (John Postle Heseltine)
  • inscription: mount, lower center, graphite: 8 7/16 10 3/4.
  • inscription: mount, lower center, graphite: N 185 Waterloo
  • inscription: mount, lower right, graphite: HVO
  • inscription: mount, lower right, graphite: [illegible] P. J. S. / EXV
  • inscription: mount, lower right, graphite: 16/8/60.
  • inscription: mount, verso, center, graphite: A.WATERLOO
  • inscription: former mount, graphite: Waterloo / Heseltine collection
  • inscription: former mount, graphite: s [encircled] Paul Sachs / no. 542
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower right, graphite: HVO
  • watermark: none
John Postle Heseltine, London (L. 1507, with his mark). [Frederick Keppel & Co., New York], sold; to Meta and Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (without his mark), by 1933, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

John Postle Heseltine, Original Drawings by Old Masters of the Dutch School in the Collection of J.P.H., Chiswick Press (London, England, 1910), cat. no. 36, n.p., repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 542, p. 284; vol. 2, repr. fig. 280

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 59, p. 14

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), p. 206

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

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

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

Related Media

Visual description by Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Fellow, Division of European and American Art. Written and recorded March 2022.

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