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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Isaac de Moucheron, Dutch (Amsterdam, Netherlands 1667 - 1744 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
A Shepherd with His Flock Sheltering from a Storm among Antique Ruins
Work Type
c. 1700
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Black ink and gray wash on cream antique laid paper, framing lines in black ink
20 × 31.2 cm (7 7/8 × 12 5/16 in.)
image: 15.2 × 22.5 cm (6 × 8 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: signed lower center, black ink: I. Moucheron. fecit
  • inscription: verso, upper left, in black ink: 10
  • watermark: center : Rampant lion in a circular shield
Van den Brande collection, Middelburg [1], by descent; to E.C. Baron van Pallandt, Haarlem, sold [through Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, September 26, 1972, lot 358]. H.R. Bijl, The Hague, sold [through Sotheby's, Amsterdam, November 17, 1993, lot 31]; to Roger and Naomi Gordon, Boston, sold [through Sotheby's, New York, January 30, 2019, lot 106]; to Harvard Art Museums, 2019


[1] It is not clear whether Pieter van den Brande (167?-1718) and/or his son, Johan Pieter van den Brande I (1707-1758), formed the collection that descended to Baron van Pallandt (sale 1972). See Charles Dumas and Robert-Jan te Rijdt, "Kleur en Raffinement: Tekeningen uit de unicorno collectie," Zwolle, 1994, pp. 90-91.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, William W. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Andrea Busiri Vici, Andrea Locatelli e il paesaggio romano del Settecento, Ugo Bozzi Editore (Rome, Italy, 1976), pp. 201, 203, 288, repr. p. 203 as no. 248

Andrea Busiri Vici, "Fantasie Grafiche Romane d'Isaac de Moucheron", L'Urbe: rivista romana di storia, arte, lettere, costumanze (March -April 1981), vol. 2, pp. 63-65, pp. 64-64, repr. as fig. 9

Nina Wedde, "Isaac de Moucheron (1677-1744): His Life and Works with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Drawings, Watercolors, Paintings, and Etchings", Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, 1996), p. 270, cat. no. D101, repr. p. 80, pl. 47

William W. Robinson, Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), p. 178

William W. Robinson and Susan Anderson, Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2016), pp. 207-9, 355, repr. p. 209, fig. 1

Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, January 30, 2019), lot 106, p. 152, repr.

Exhibition History

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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