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(a) September (b) October (blank roundels), leaf from the Van Borssom sketchbook;
Pen (often reed pen) and brown ink.
Verso: (a) November, a herdsman driving cattle into a barn, and (b) december, four figures, with a man assisting a woman with her skates or shoes
Pen (often reed pen) and brown ink, (a) with grey wash; (b) only lightly indicated.
Watermark: Strasbourg lily in a crowned shield, the letters 'WR' below (cf. Churchill 401 ). This appears in a fragmentary form in the centre of the gutter side of this folio.
- Production date
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 43):
Both sides of each folio are prepared with roundels to accommodate a set of the months, the names of which are inscribed in Latin below each roundel, but only 'January', 'February (folio 41 recto) and 'November' and 'December' (folio 43 verso) have been drawn, the last only incompletely.
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).
- This folio is also dirty.
- 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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