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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Barbara Regina Dietzsch, German (Nuremberg, Germany 1706 - 1783 Nuremberg, Germany)
Previously attributed to Johannes Bronckhorst, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1648 - 1727 Hoorn, Netherlands)
Dead Bird Hanging
Work Type
18th century
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Physical Descriptions

Gouache on brown prepared parchment
19.8 × 14.5 cm (7 13/16 × 5 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: N. 31 f 10-10
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 54
  • inscription: verso, upper left, red chalk: 9 [?] - 2
  • label: on old backing board, now removed, white rectangle with printed text: International Exhibitions Foundation / "SEVENTEENTH CENTURY DUTCH DRAWINGS FROM / AMERICAN COLLECTIONS" / 83. Jan van Bronckhorst / Dead Bird / Maida and George Abrams Collection
  • label: verso of old backing board, now removed, white rectangle with printed text: No. SE.1977.6.83 / Artist Jan van Bronckhorst / Title Dead Bird / Date / Medium Washes / Dimensions 24 1/4 x 18 14" / Credit line Maida and Geo. Abrams Coll. / THE / DENVER / ART / MUSEUM
  • label: verso of old backing board, now removed, blue with black printed text: [partially obscured] / 002 / SEURITY / Wash., D.C.


Recorded Ownership History
Sold [possibly through J. A. van Dongen, Amsterdam]; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, by 1977

Acquisition and Rights

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

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Publication History

  • Franklin W. Robinson, Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1977), cat. 83, pp. xvi and 90, repr. (as Johannes Bronkhorst)

Exhibition History

  • Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 01/30/1977 - 03/13/1977; Denver Art Museum, Denver, 04/01/1977 - 05/15/1977; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 06/01/1977 - 07/15/1977

Subjects and Contexts

  • Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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