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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jan van Goyen, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1596 - 1656 The Hague, Netherlands)
Landscape with Cottages and Figures
Work Type
c. 1650
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Black chalk and gray wash on cream antique laid paper
actual: 9.7 x 15.8 cm (3 13/16 x 6 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper left, black chalk: n
  • watermark: none
  • inscription: upper right, brown wash: 240
Possibly Andrew Geddes, A.R.A., London; his sale [Christie and Manson, London, 8 April 1845, lot 361?]. Possibly loan to, Mauritshuis, The Hague. Mr. Johnson Neale. T. Mark Hovell, London, 1918. [Sotheby's, London, 3 July 1981, lot 124], sold; to [P. & D. Colnaghi, London]. A.W.M. Mensing, Amsterdam, his sale; [Frederick Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 29 April 1937], sold; to Otto Hirschman, sold; to A. Mayer, The Hague and New York. Van Dieman-Lilienfeld Gallery, 1957, sold; to Marian Harris Phinney, 1960, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1962.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Marian H. Phinney
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Hans-Ulrich Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656, Davaco Publishers (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1972 - 1987), Vol. 1, no. 847/240B, repr.

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, checklist (unpublished, 1980), no. 10

Exhibition History

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/04/1981

Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2006 - 10/22/2006

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

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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