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A boy seated in a chair, half-length; with his left arm over the back of the chair, wearing a broad-brimmed hat, a jacket with a close row of buttons down the front and a white neck-cloth. c.1655
Drawn with the point of the brush in brown, with brown wash; ruled framing lines in pen and brown ink.
Verso: see Inscriptions.
Watermark: fragment only, lower centre, the lower part of a foolscap.
- Production date
- 1655 (circa)
Height: 147 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 24-5mm apart)
Width: 140 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, cat. no.10:
See cat. no.9 (1861,0810,16) which depicts the same model.
Hind, 1914-15, under no.17 (summarises London, 1915); London, 1915, no.146, repr. pl.XXI (anon. school of Rembrandt; acquired by British Museum with attribution to Ter Borch; otherwise as cat. no.9, 1861,0810.16); Hirschmann, 1918, p.23 (probably Eeckhout, comparing signed sheet in Amsterdam, S.634, and drawing in Goldschmidt sale, no.187 [now Paris, Fondation Custodia, Sumowski 787x]); Exh. London, R.A., 1929, p.245, and 1929[I], p.220, under no.659 (as Hirschmann, 1918); Amsterdam, 1942, pp.74 and 77, under no.10 (Eeckhout, comparing Amsterdam sheet, Sumowski 634); Exh. Chicago-Minneapolis-Detroit, 1969-70, under no.167; Roy, 1972, p.192 (Eeckhout); Exh. Rotterdam-Paris, 1974, p.48, under no.33, n.10; Exh. London, 1976-77, p.14, under no.32; Exh. New York-Paris, 1977-8, pp.54-5, under no.35, nn.9 and 20 (Eeckhout; other drawings in the group of wash studies show the same model); Sumowski, 1979, etc., III, 1980, no.792x, repr. (Eeckhout, c.1655); Robinson, 1982, p.285 (attribution tentative).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
London, 1895, no.415 (as Ter Borch);
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle (not in catalogue, as Eeckhout).
- Foxed; the lower left corner stained and retouched; a near vertical crease visible through the figure from lower centre; a touch of gold from an old mat appears upper left edge.
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