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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.187
People
Jan van de Velde II, Dutch (Rotterdam(?), Netherlands 1593 - 1641 Enkhuizen, Netherlands)
Title
A Farmhouse in the Trees
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1620
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/76987
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink and brown wash with traces of black chalk on cream antique laid paper, squared and numbered for transfer in black chalk, partial framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
15.9 x 20.3 cm (6 1/4 x 8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Recto, upper right, graphite: Autumnus
  • collector's mark: recto, bottom center, stamped in black ink: J.C.S. [Lugt 1434, mark of Johan Conrad Spengler]
  • watermark: none
Provenance
Johan Conrad Spengler, Copenhagen. [Sotheby's London, 9 April 1970, lot 71] sold; to [John Baskett, London], sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1970
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
2018
Object Number
1.2018.187
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Exhibition of Old Master and English Drawings, auct. cat. (London, 1970), n.p., cat. no. 14, repr.

Franklin W. Robinson, ed., Things of this World: A Selection of Dutch Drawings from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA, 1972), cat. 23, pp. 12 and 63, repr. p. 40

Curtis O. Baer, ed., Seventeenth Century Dutch Landscape Drawings and Selected Prints from American Collections, exh. cat., Vassar College Art Gallery (Poughkeepsie, NY, 1976), cat. 10, pp. 14 and 30-31, repr.

Exhibition History

Things of this World: A Selection of Dutch Drawings from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 10/31/1972 - 02/25/1973

Seventeenth Century Dutch Landscape Drawings and Selected Prints from American Collections, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, 03/28/1976 - 05/07/1976

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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