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View of flat, wooded terrain intersected by waterways; two figures on the road in the foreground, a house and windmill to left reflected in the water, other buildings and towers above trees in the distance. c.1671
Pen and brown ink with brown wash, heightened with white, on oriental paper; framing-lines in graphite on upper three sides, in pen and brown ink below.
Verso: see Inscriptions.
No watermark (oriental paper).
- Production date
- 1671 (circa)
Height: 110 millimetres (no chain lines - oriental paper)
Width: 240 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Philips Koninck, cat. no.8:
The drawing is comparable in style with a number of topographical drawings by Philips Koninck. Of his signed and dated drawings, the penwork is especially close to the 'Landscape with Farm Buildings and a Windmill' formerly in the Heinemann collection, which however includes added watercolour. The ex-Heinemann drawing, which unlike the present sheet is executed on ordinary laid paper, is dated 1671 on the verso; this may be taken as a guide to the date of the British Museum drawing, as has already been suggested.
 Sumowski 1363 (where the comparison is suggested); sold London, Christie's 1 July, 1997, lot 211.
 Loc. cit.
Robinson, 1869, no.709; Robinson, 1876, no.724; London, 1915, p.81, no.2, repr. pl.XLVIII; Gerson, 1936, p.66, no.Z48 (late work, comparable to Leipzig drawing, Gerson Z46, inv.459 [Sumowski 1510x]); Sumowski, 1979 etc., VI, 1982, no.1509x, repr. (see notes 1-2 above).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1878-9, no.295.
- Much of the lead white pigment has oxidised; some scuffs, creases and minor stains; repaired tear below centre of right edge.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gérard Leembruggen, Jz.; his sale, Amsterdam, Roos, Engelberts, Lamma and Roos, 5 March, 1866, lot 333, bt for Malcolm, who paid £20-0s-5d; John Malcolm of Poltalloch; purchased from his heirs with his collection, 1895.
NB Sumowski records the drawings as being in the Gerrit Muller sale, Amsterdam, De Vries, Praetorius, Engelberts and Roos, 2 April, 1827, kunstboek A, no.15, but this is recorded as a 'bergachtig Landschap' (mountainous landscape).
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