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
- 1610-1638 (circa)
- Height: 200 millimetres
- Width: 318 millimetres
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.
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".
D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy
1990, BM, Treasures of the Department of Prints and Drawings
2012 Jan-May, BM, 'Hercules Segers'
10 October 2011
Reason for treatment
Lift from the mount. Remove hinge debris and adhesive residues on the verso. Repair tears and reinforce weak areas. Inlay. Mount.
The print was hinged around four edges directly on the old BM style thin mount boards. The primary support was coated before printing, thus it is extremly heavy. The brown ink used as borders around edges has caused briggleness and some loses.
The print was lifted from the mount boards. Hinge debris were removed and adhesive residues were reduced on the verso. Some repairs were removed and tears and losses repaired with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. Some weak areas were aslo reinforced with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. Losses in the margin were toned with waterclour. Inlaid with 130g Purcell paper to provide an appropriate support for handling.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.
- Topographic representation of: Rijnsburg
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Object reference number: PPA67783
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