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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
View of Mariakerk in Utrecht from the South
Other Titles
Alternate Title: View of Mariakirche in Utrecht from the South
Work Type
c. 1652
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink and later gray wash and later touches of graphite on cream antique laid paper, prepared with a brownish-gray wash [?], framing line in brown ink
actual: 11.3 x 18.7 cm (4 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, brown ink, stamp: L. 561 (Cornelis Hofstede de Groot)
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, black ink, stamp: L. 2926 (Rudolf P. Goldschmidt)
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: TGsoz
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 41
  • watermark: none


Recorded Ownership History
William Mitchell, Eastbourne (L. 2638, without his mark), his sale; [F. A. C. Prestel, Frankfurt am Main, 7 May 1890, possibly lot 87]. Rudolf Philip Goldschmidt, Berlin (L. 2926, with his mark), sold; [F. A. C. Prestel, Frankfurt (L. 2730), 4-11 October 1917, lot 476]. Cornelis Hofstede de Groot, The Hague (L. 561, with his mark), sold, [C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, 4 November 1931, lot 181]; sold; to Charles P. Curtis, Boston through unidentified agent, by descent; to Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Curtis, Brookline, Massachusetts; Holman's Print Shop, sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1951.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Kelsey S. McDonald Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Otto Benesch, Rembrandt Werk und Forschung, Gilhofer & Ranschburg (Vienna, 1935), p. 57
  • An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 50, p. 12
  • Felice Stampfle and Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY, 1960), cat. no. 53, pp. 40-41, repr. pl. 45, fig. 53
  • Alice I. Davies, "Rembrandt's Landscape Drawings" (unpublished manuscript, Harvard University, April 1, 1965). Unpublished honors paper under the author's maiden name, Alice G. Ingraham., vol. 1, pp. 71-72, 77, 79, repr. vol. 2, fig. 84
  • Seymour Slive, "Rembrandt at Harvard", Apollo (June 1978), vol. 107, no. 196, pp. 452-463, p. 457, repr. p. 459, fig. 11
  • Martin Royalton-Kisch, Drawings by Rembrandt and his circle in the British Museum, British Museum Press (London, 1992), under cat. no. 81, p. 171
  • Catalogue of Drawings by Rembrandt and his School in the British Museum, website, British Museum, 2010, under cat. no. 82
  • Peter Schatborn and Erik Hinterding, Rembrandt: The Complete Drawings and Etchings, Taschen (Cologne, 2019), cat. no. D602, p. 383, repr.
  • Achim Gnann, Rembrandt: Landschaftszeichnungen, Landscape Drawings, Michael Imhof Verlag (Petersberg, Germany, 2021), pp. 226-29, repr. p. 227, fig. 208
  • Joanna Sheers Seidenstein and Susan Anderson, ed., Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2022), pp. 44, 231, repr. p. 45 as fig. 10

Exhibition History

  • An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954
  • Rembrandt: A Selection of his Works, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 10/18/1984 - 12/11/1984
  • Rembrandt and His School: Drawings from the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Rotterdam, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 12/02/1989 - 01/28/1990
  • Rembrandt Prints & Drawings, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, 11/05/2008 - 12/14/2008
  • 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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