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(a) Peacock and fowl by a broken pedestal, and (b) three ducks by a bank, one flapping its wings, leaf from the Van Borssom sketchbook
Pen (often reed pen) and brown ink.
Watermark: Strasbourg lily in a crowned shield, the letters 'WR' below (cf. Churchill 401 ), which appears in a fragmentary form in the centre of the gutter side of this folio.
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Height: 231 millimetres (page)
Width: 175 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 24/25mm apart)
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Anthonie van Borssom, entry no.19 (folio 28):
(b) resembles, in reverse, the sketch until recently in the Brod collection, but which is drawn with the reed pen (Sumowski 362x). Another related composition is in the Rijksmuseum (inv. 1954:78), a pair to the drawing connected with folio 36 (q.v.).
For further information see f.1 of the Van Borssom sketchbook, 1854,0628.111.1.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle, (folios 16 verso and 17 recto, not in catalogue).
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1854,0628.81 to 117 were purchased from Tiffin and the register records that they were all drawings that he had bought on his own account at the Woodburn sale. The Bill Book gives prices and agrees that all of them came from the Woodburn sale. Neither source gives the lot numbers. The van Borssum sketchbook is one that can be positively identified.
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