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A group of birds, with an owl in the centre, on the bare branches of a tree; mountainous landscape beyond. Verso: four designs for compositions with fowl (the sheet divided into quarters).
Pen and brown ink; framing lines in pen and brown ink.
Watermark: fool's cap, with 7 bells and three balls.
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Height: 210 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 24mm apart)
Width: 167 millimetres
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- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Anthonie van Borssom, cat. no.13:
The recto is executed largely with the reed pen, for which van Borssom, even more than Rembrandt, had a special predilection. The design is comparable to that of the emblematic illustration of the 'Element of Air' in Van Borssom's sketchbook, (see cat. no.19, 1854,0628.111, folio 22). The unusual layout of the verso may be compared with folio 16 recto of the same sketchbook.
 The latter comparison already pointed out by Hind in London, 1915 (see Lit. below).
London, 1915, p.66, no.17 (compares verso sketch to f.16 recto of the sketchbook, here cat. no.19, 1854,0628.111 folio 22).
- Not on display
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No exhibitions recorded.
- Some glue-stains near edges, otherwise good.
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