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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jan Lievens, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1607 - 1674 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Boy with his Face in the Shadows
Work Type
17th century
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink, with later additions of brown, gray, and black ink and wash and touches of white opaque white watercolor, on off-white antique laid paper
12.7 × 11 cm (5 × 4 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: ? F. Bol / P. F. de Grebber
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 1080/20
  • watermark: center: coat of arms with CB


Recorded Ownership History
Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet, by descent; to his grandson, Thomas FitzRoy Fenwick; ca. 1942 to Lionel Robinson, London; by descent to his heirs; to [Day and Faber, London], sold; in 2010 to George Abrams.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Peter C. Sutton and William W. Robinson, Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., Bruce Museum and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2011), pp. 68-69, cat. no. 16, repr. p. 69

Exhibition History

  • Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, 09/24/2011 - 01/08/2012; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 04/15/2012 - 07/08/2012

Subjects and Contexts

  • Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

Verification Level

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