Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Cornelis Bega, Dutch (Haarlem, Netherlands 1631/32 - 1664 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Smiling Old Woman with a Fur Cap
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Etching on cream antique laid paper
5.2 × 3.9 cm (2 1/16 × 1 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: MA115H
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: #408
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 3 1/4
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: 3 1/2
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, black ink: [Lugt 1432, mark of J.P.M.Cerroni]
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: 4
  • inscription: verso, upper left, black ink: WKoller 1850 [encircled] [Lugt 1583, mark of Wilhelm Koller]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: O4
Johann Peter Maria Cerroni (1753-1826), Brunn (Lugt 1432), sold [through his sale, MM. Artaria et Compagnie, Vienna, October 20, 1828, lot 408]. Wilhelm Koller (d. 1871), Vienna (Lugt 1583), sold [through his sale, February 5, 1872, Alexander Posonyi, Vienna, part of lot 72]. [Artemis Fine Arts, London]; sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1983, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2020
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Hollstein 4
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in honor of Peter van den Brink, Director of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Publication History

Catalogue Détaille de la Précieuse Collection d'Estampes..., auct. cat., MM. Artaria et Compagnie (Vienna, October 20, 1828), lot 408

Oelgemälde, Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle, Kupferstiche, Radirungen, Holzschnitte, plastische Kunstwerke (Antiquitäten, kunstvolles Mobiliar) und eine reiche Bibliothek, auct. cat., Alexander Posonyi (Vienna, February 5, 1872), lot 72

Exhibition History

Cornelis Bega: Eleganz und raue Sitten, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen, Aachen, 03/15/2012 - 06/10/2012; Gemäldegalerie Berlin, 07/01/2012 - 10/02/2012

Related Works

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at