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    Canal with a large boat and bridge (Het schutje op de voorgrondt); landscape with a village with church in the background, a hill cut off on the left, a canal with a boat tied to a deck in the foreground, a tree cut off on the right; second state with additional shading in the trees in front of the village and with parts of the horizon, particularly to the left of the church, redrawn. 1650 Etching and drypoint


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  • Date

    • 1650
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 83 millimetres
    • Width: 108 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with Rembrandt's signature and date, in lower right: "Rembrandt f. 1650".
  • Curator's comments

    This is second state, for comment and an impression of first state see also F,5.218.

  • Bibliography

    • White+Boon 236.II bibliographic details
    • Hind 239.II bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 252.II (Rembrandt) bibliographic details
  • Location

    D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    29 January 1999

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Lift from mounts. Remove verso debris. Support tears/repair where necessary. Inlay. To be beta-radiographed if there is watermark.


    Guarded to solid mount. Slight skinning on verso corners.

    Treatment details

    Lifted by slitting guards with a scalpel. Debris removed using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue removed with cotton wool swabs dampened with warm water. Weak areas supported with Tengujo Japanese tissue and Abra starch (wheat starch) adhesive. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed under glass. Inlaid into BM inlay paper using strips of Tengujo Japanese tissue and Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether) adhesive. Pressed.

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  • Acquisition notes

    For more information about Dighton's false provenances see An Van Camp, 'Robert Dighton and his spurious collectors' marks on Rembrandt prints in the British Museum, London', in The Burlington Magazine 155 (2013), pp.88-94.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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  • Additional IDs

    • 1973,U.1010
Canal with a large boat and bridge (Het schutje op de voorgrondt); church seen in distance.  1650
Etching and drypoint

Canal with a large boat and bridge (Het schutje op de voorgrondt); church seen in distance. 1650 Etching and drypoint

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