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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    F,5.218

  • Description

    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; first state before additional shading in the trees in front of the village and before redrawing of the horizon. 1650 Etching and drypoint on Japan paper

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1650
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • 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 first state, for impressions of second state see also F,5.219 and 1868,0822.689.

  • Bibliography

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

    D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    29 January 1999

    Treatment proposal

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

    Condition

    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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  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1799

  • Acquisition notes

    Inscribed on verso, in pencil, by Robert Dighton: "T.W. [Thomas Worlidge] 1760" and "Worlidge 1758 J.D. [John Dighton]"; 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

  • Registration number

    F,5.218

  • Additional IDs

    • 1973,U.1009
Canal with a large boat and bridge (Het schutje op de voorgrondt); church seen in distance.  1650
Etching and drypoint, printed on japan paper

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

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