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Fowl by a garden balustrade and a fountain with cupid on a dolphin, leaf from the Van Borssom sketchbook;
Pen (often reed pen) and brown ink, drawn over a few traces of black chalk. The sketchbook turned to the horizontal.
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)
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- For further information see f.1 of the Van Borssom sketchbook, 1854,0628.111.1.
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Anthonie van Borssom, cat. no.19 (folio 37):
The bird in the left foreground, probably a crane, appears in a drawing and (in reverse) in a painting by Van Borssom, as well as in a drawing by Jacob Quina (1621-80) in the Heijblocq album amicorum in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague.
1. My thanks to Peter Schatborn (the bird identified as a crane by Rob Cornelisse); for the drawing, see Exh. Paris-Haarlem, 1998-9, cat. no.33 (the Lugt Collection, Fondation Custodia, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, inv.4777); the painting, from the M. Soehle collection, was sold in Munich, Fleischmann, 29 October, 1907, lot 192.
2. Inv. no. 131H26, folio 56 recto (repr. Royalton-Kisch, 1998, p.45, fig.1).
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- Exhibition history
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle, (folios 16 verso and 17 recto, not in catalogue).
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- 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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