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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2020.233
People
Cornelis Bega, Dutch (Haarlem, Netherlands 1631/32 - 1664 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
The Peasant Lighting his Pipe
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/364049
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching on cream antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
image: 9 × 8 cm (3 9/16 × 3 1/8 in.)
plate: 11.3 × 8.9 cm (4 7/16 × 3 1/2 in.)
sheet: 12.1 × 9.7 cm (4 3/4 × 3 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, graphite: Bega
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: No 1759. 4to
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: MA115F
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 2/11 [encircled]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: B No 20
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: L. 2694
  • collector's mark: verso, black ink, stamped three times: [oval stamp with blank coat-of-arms] [Lugt 2684, mark of an unidentified collector]
Provenance
Unidentified collector (Lugt 2694). [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 20
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
2020
Object Number
2020.233
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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

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