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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Frederik van Valckenborch, Flemish (Antwerp 1566 - 1623 Nuremberg)
View of a Moated City in a Hilly Landscape
Work Type
16th-17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and brown ink, brown wash, and black chalk on cream antique laid paper, partial framing line in graphite
actual: 19.5 x 28 cm (7 11/16 x 11 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: unidentified
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: L/fbw [? underlined]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, black wax stamp: [unidentified, not in Lugt, rampant dog, sword (?), man in armor]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, black ink stamp: L. 44a [identical with L. 1123a, unidentified collector]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: Nu6
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: 493 [encircled] bsr
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: nr 486 [crossed out]
  • inscription: verso, lower center, black chalk: T Verhaecht [crossed out]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, black ink stamp: L. 1272 (Bernard Houthakker)
Unidentified collector, (L. 44a and L. 1123a, verso, lower left). Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam, (L. 1272, verso, lower right), sold; [Sotheby Maak van Waay, 17-18 November 1975, lot 27]. [Sotheby's, New York, 11 November 1980, lot 35], sold; to [Vermeer Associates, Ltd., Brampton, Ontario], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in memory of Liliane Soriano and in honor of José Soriano
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes, website, Fondation Custodia, 2015, under L.44a

Exhibition History

Drawings fom the Holy Roman Empire, 1540-1680, a Selection from North American Collections, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, 10/03/1982 - 11/22/1982; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 01/27/1983 - 04/11/1983; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 04/23/1983 - 06/19/1983

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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