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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Cornelis Visscher, Dutch (Haarlem, Netherlands c. 1629 - 1658 Haarlem, Netherlands)
The Gypsy
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black chalk and brown wash on parchment, framing line in black chalk
actual: 36.2 x 28 cm (14 5/16 x 11 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: Corn d. Visscher / Coll. a.g. de Visser No. 492.[underlined] / 1881. Mai amsterdam. / [illegible, erased]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 578 [underlined]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 85 [? crossed out]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 471188
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, black ink stamp and graphite: L. 2773 / 574 (Adalbert von Lanna)
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 6/7 [?] P.J.S. / with engraving
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 547
  • watermark: none [vellum]
Possibly Simon Fokke, Amsterdam. Possibly Hendrik Muilman, Amsterdam. Possibly Jacob de Vos Jacobszoon, Amsterdam (L. 1450, without his mark). Johan Conrad Spengler, Copenhagen (L. 1434, without his mark), his sale; [Copenhagen, 8 October 1839, lot 1582]. Possibly De Visser. Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (L. 2773, with his mark), sold; [H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 6-11 May 1910, lot 578]. [Frederick Keppel & Co., New York], sold; to Meta and Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (L. 2091, without his mark), bequest; 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

Georg Kasper Nagler, Neues allgemeines kunstler-lexicon; oder, Nachrichten von dem leben und den werken der maler, bildhauer, baumeister, kupferstecher, etc., E. A. Fleischmann (Munich, Germany, 1835 - 1852), vol. 20, p. 401

Johann Wussin, Cornel Visscher. Verzeichniss seiner kupferstiche, R. Weigel (Leipzig, Germany, 1865), p. 192

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 540, p. 283

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

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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