drawing / album
Round dance of villagers with two pipers at the centre on a hogshead and a crowd watching; formerly kept in De Wael's Album
Pen and brown ink
- 1640-1650 (c.)
- Height: 184 millimetres (sheet)
- Width: 285 millimetres
Inscription ContentInscribed on the supporting sheet, in pen and brown ink (later hand): "Cornelis de Wael".
This drawing used to be inserted loose (as number 53) at the back of an album with 53 drawings by Cornelis de Wael, for comment see 1836,0811.614.
The sheet is mounted on blue paper which bears a sketch of a man's arm and shoulder on the back, in black chalk heightened with white chalk.
Not yet placed
28 November 2013
Reason for treatment
Remove paper from backing verso.
Partially lifted from backing sheet, with backing sheet skinned locally. Some stains and foxing. Sheet quite discoloured overall. some creasing fro attempted lifting. Backing sheet edges creased and turned over. Part of black and white fidure draing on verso of backing. paper tabs on verso. Discolouration.
There is an armorial ex-libris (Franks Bookplates, No.23283) of John Percival, pasted on the inside front cover lettered with the motto "SVB CRVCE CANTO" on a banderole and "Iohn Ld. Percival Baron of Burton,/in the County of Cork in Ireland. 1715.". Inscribed by Percival on the the first blank leaf "Bought at Antwerp 18 June 1718".
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Object reference number: PDO368644
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