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  • Description

    Rocky mountains with a plateau; second state with sugar-aquatint Etching, sugar-lift and drypoint with surface-tone, printed in dark-blue ink on ochre-tinted paper, brushed with olive-green

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1610-1638 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 135 millimetres
    • Width: 208 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For an impression of first state see also S.5520.

  • Bibliography

    • Haverkamp Begemann 10.II.e bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 10.II.e bibliographic details
  • Location

    D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1986 Sep-Nov, London, NG, 'Dutch Landscape'
    2012 Jan-May, BM, 'Hercules Segers'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    12 January 2012

    Reason for treatment

    Temporary Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Lift. Remove debris and adhesive. Support if necessary. Inlay. Mount.


    Inlaid to solid mount with acetate window over verso inscription. Acetate held with pressure sensitive tape (adhesive has not stained through). Small edge tears,slightly chipped edges and rounded corners. Verso is washed with ochre. Paper debris from previous attachment and some old repairs. Edge debris under inlay.

    Treatment details

    Lifted by slitting inlay with a scalpel. Debris removed using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue removed with cotton wool swabs dampened with warm water. Small tears supported with Japanese tissue toned with Winsor and Newton artist's watercolours (organic,inorganic pigments,gum arabic), and Culminal adhesive (nonionic cellulose ether). Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed between felts. Inlaid into BM inlay paper with strips of Japanese tissue and Culminal adhesive (nonionic cellulose ether). Pressed.

    Object mounted into a Royal overthrow of 6ply Heritage 100% Cotton Museum Board with a backboard of 4ply Heritage 100% Cotton Museum Board and hinged in using archival framing tape adhered with water.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Inscribed in verso, in pencil: "Cab. van Leyden". Inscribed on verso, in pen and ink: "4 / ...4 No. 3 stiver / D1" ['Catalogus van schilderijen, fraaije gekleurde en ongekleurde teekeningen van onderscheidene meesters, benevens eene zeer grote en uitmuntende verzameling van prenten ... prentwerken, manuscripten, ... bij een verzameld en nagelaten door ... Diderick baron van Leyden, ... al hetwelk op maandag den 13 mei 1811 en volgende dagen verkogt zal worden ... te Amsterdam door de makelaars Philippus van der Schley, Jan de Bosch Jeronimusz., Jan Yver, Cornelis Sebille Roos, Jeronimo de Vries en Theodorus Franciscus Spaan', Amsterdam, 1811, vol. 2, p. 182, no. 73 "Zeven stuks Landschappen en Gezigten, door H. Zeegers"].

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Rocky mountains with a plateau
Etching and drypoint printed in green on paper prepared with a green ground


Rocky mountains with a plateau Etching and drypoint printed in green on paper prepared with a green ground

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