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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1910.7
People
Copy after Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Title
The Interior of Saint Joseph's House at Nazareth
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298879
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, brown wash, graphite, and later [?] blue opaque watercolor on cream antique laid paper, mounted overall on heavy paper or card
Dimensions
19.8 x 22.9 cm (7 13/16 x 9 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: lower left, gold ink, pen: L. 1433 [but is J.C.R] (John Charles Robinson)
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper center, black ink: Rembrandt. [double underline] / Joseph in the Carpenter Shop / & the Holy Family / From the Collections of Lord Warwick & / Sir Thomas Lawrence.
  • inscription: mount, verso, right center, graphite: 938 [38 is underlined]
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower center, graphite: Rembrandt
  • label: mount, verso, lower center, typeface: [cut out from Robinson's (?) sale catalogue] REMBRANDT. / The Holy Family--pen and ink and bistre wash / From Sir Thomas Lawrence's and the Warwick Collection.
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower right, graphite: a... [illegible] / e [? or I? ... illegible]
  • watermark: none
Provenance
Thomas Lawrence, London (L. 2445, without his mark). Earl of Warwick, Warwick Castle, Stratford (L. 2600, without his mark). Sir John Charles Robinson, London (L. 1433, with his mark), sold; [Christie's London, 1902. Sale, 12-14 May 1902, lot 354]. Charles Newton Robinson, London. [H. Wunderlich and Co., New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1910.

NOTE: Lot 354 was described as "Holy Family: Interior, with Joseph at a carpenter's bench -- pen and sepia wash drawing."
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, John Witt Randall Fund
Accession Year
1910
Object Number
1910.7
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Arthur Mayger Hind, Catalogue of Drawings by Dutch and Flemish Artists Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum: Vol I: Drawings by Rembrandt and His School, British Museum (London, England, 1915), under no. 61

William R. Valentiner, Die Handzeichnungen Rembrandts, E. Weyhe Gallery and Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (New York and Stuttgart, Germany, 1925), vol. 1, repr. p. 349, fig. 325b

William R. Valentiner, Rembrandt; des Meisters Handzeichnungen, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (Stuttgart, Germany, 1925), vol. 1, p. 349, fig. 325b

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 531, p. 279 as copy after Rembrandt

Otto Benesch, The Drawings of Rembrandt [enlarged ed.], Phaidon Press (Oxford, 1973), vol. 3, under no. 516

Martin Royalton-Kisch, Drawings by Rembrandt and his circle in the British Museum, British Museum Press (London, 1992), under cat. no. 43, p. 111, n. 3

Catalogue of Drawings by Rembrandt and his School in the British Museum, website, British Museum, 2010, under cat. no. 39

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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