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Two roundels: (a) Summer (hay-carts on a village road) and (b) Autumn (cattle in a barn attended by a farm-hand), leaf from the Van Borssom sketchbook;
Pen (often reed pen) and brown ink, (a) with some grey wash; (b) with slight perspectival corrections in red chalk. The circumferences are drawn with a compass, which has left its mark.
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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 7):
The iconography of autumn is unusual.
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).
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- 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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