- Museum number
A clump of trees with a drawbridge; c.1645
Verso: see Inscriptions (now laid down again).
Watermark: fragment of Arms of Baden Hochberg without a crown (cf. for type, Laurentius catalogue, p.77, fig.123).
- Production date
- 1645 (circa)
Height: 94 millimetres
Width: 151 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 26mm apart)
- Curator's comments
- Additional literature: Holm Bevers, review of Martin Royalton-Kisch catalogue, in The Burlington Magazine (2013), p.103 (dated around 1647/8).
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Rembrandt, cat. no.63:
See the commentary to cat. no.62 (1890,0512.160; Benesch 1255).
LITERATURE (as Rembrandt unless otherwise stated):
Michel, 1893, p.584; Kleinmann, III, no.56 (wrongly in sepia); Hofstede de Groot, 1906, no.953; Wurzbach, 1910, p.418; Hind, 1912/24, I, p.60/32 (reflected in etching of c.1650 'Landscape with Trees, Farm-Buildings, and a Tower', Bartsch 223, Hind 244); London, 1915, no.107, repr. pl.xii (c.1650; as Hind, 1912); Eisler, 1918, pp.74-5 (c.1648-52); Van Dyke, 1927, p.139 (Jacob Koninck); Benesch, 1935, p.49 (c.1650-52; compares drawings grouped around etching, 'Clump of Trees with a Vista', Bartsch 222, Hind 263); Wimmer, 1935, p.59 (cut; early 1640s? authenticity questionable); Wimmer, 1942, pp.59 and 68 (school drawing, not Rembrandt); Benesch, 1947, p.37, under no.178 (as for cat. no.62 [1890,0512.160; Benesch 1255]); Benesch, VI, 1957, no.1256, repr. fig.1482/1560 (c.1651; as cat. no.62 [1890,0512.160; Benesch 1255], also comparing pen drawings such as 'Farm-Houses amid Trees', Chatsworth, Benesch 1248); Exh. Washington, 1990, p.207 under no.58, repr. fig.1, and pp.211-12, under no.60 (as for cat. no.62 [1890,0512.160; Benesch 1255]); Haverkamp-Begemann, 1992, p.466 (top of sheet was in gutter of the sketchbook; lower border suggests that this sheet overlapped the next in the sketchbook); Berlin, 2006, p.132, under no.36.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
London, 1891, no.113a;
London, BM, 1992, 'Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle', cat. no.70, repr. (c.1645);
Boston-Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts/Chicago Art Institute, 2003-4, 'Rembrandt's Journey...'
2019 7 Feb-4 Aug, BM, G90, 'Rembrandt: thinking on paper'
- Good; slightly soiled; small loss at lower right corner and a nick from lower margin 22mm from left; some old, probably original paper creases.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- As cat. no.62 (1890,0512.160; Benesch 1255).
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