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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Circle of Pieter Jan van Liender, Dutch (Utrecht, Netherlands 1727 - 1779 Utrecht, Netherlands)
Landscape: Canal Scene
Work Type
18th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink, brown and gray wash over black chalk on cream antique laid paper, with a framing line in gray ink
19.5 x 26.9 cm (7 11/16 x 10 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: fragment of a coat of arms [possibly Strasbourg Lily?]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: by Wyntranck, original
  • inscription: former mat, graphite: [lower right:] 484. [right:] Original by Wyntranck. from the Cabinet of the Marquis dAllegre / dispersed in 1849 [right, other hand:] see Immerzeel / Dutch Painter of Ruisdael-period [left, partially obscuring first inscription at right:] Ruisdael / contemp) / The fine Dutch Painter Wintrank. a fine original / from the Marquis dAllegre Col. The Finest Landscape / in the Col. / dispersed in 1849.
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: Wyntranc f
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, purple ink stamp and brown ink: L. 2130 [with accompanying inscription] 484. (John Witt Randall Collection at Harvard College)
Marquis d'Allegre or Marquis d'Aligre. John Witt Randall, Boston, Massachusetts, bequest; to Belinda Lull Randall, Boston, Massachusetts, 1892, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1892.

NOTE: An inscription in Randall's hand says the drawing is from the Cabinet of the Marquis d'Allegre whose collection was dispersed in 1849. The Marquis d'Aligre's auction occurred in 1849 (also 1848 and 1854). The estate of the Marquis d'Allegre was in 1872, no record of the drawing was found in 1849 or 1872 auction catalogues available.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 552, pp. 290-91

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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