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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1854,0628.73

  • Description

    Ruins of the Abbey of Rijnsburg; the ruins are overgrown and a figure is in the centre of the composition Etching, printed in yellow-white ink on black-brown-tinted paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1610-1638 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 200 millimetres
    • Width: 318 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Literature: J. Rowlands, 'Hercules Segers', New York, 1979, no. 71; C.Ackley, 'Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exh. cat. 1981, no. 67; A. Griffiths, 'White Ink', in Print Quarterly 8 (1991), pp.285-290; J.Bolten et al., 'Delineavit et Sculpsit', 13 1994, p.25 (on ruins of Rijnsburg)

    1990 Exhibition Label:
    "Segers worked in Haarlem and Amsterdam. He was an inveterate experimenter with printing techniques, achieving unusual effects by using prepared surfaces and unconventional combinations of ink and colours. Here he employed an oily, yellowish-white medium on paper prepared dark brown".

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  • Bibliography

    • Haverkamp Begemann 46.c bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 46.c bibliographic details
  • Location

    D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1990, BM, Treasures of the Department of Prints and Drawings
    2012 Jan-May, BM, 'Hercules Segers'

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1854

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1854,0628.73

Ruins of the Abbey of Rijnsburg; the ruins are overgrown and a figure is in the centre of the composition Etching in yellowish-white on paper prepared with a dark brown ground

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Ruins of the Abbey of Rijnsburg; the ruins are overgrown and a figure is in the centre of the composition Etching in yellowish-white on paper prepared with a dark brown ground

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