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Landscape with a large tree; to left a thatched hut and a woman crouching, a man standing by a fence at centre and below to right three figures. 1642
Pen and brown ink and watercolour; framing lines in pen and brown ink.
Verso: see Inscriptions.
Watermark: shield with bend, letters ‘BB’ below (indistinct).
- Production date
Height: 190 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 25mm apart)
Width: 195 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Govert Flinck, cat. no.2:
One of a group of three landscape drawings by Flinck, all dated 1642. Although perhaps not drawn from nature, the landscape has been plausibly identified as depicting the Rhine near Cleves, Flinck's native town.
 The others being in Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, inv.MB 181; Sumowski 902) and Paris (Institut Néerlandais, F. Lugt Collection, inv.2796; Sumowski 903).
 As first suggested by Henkel, 1931, and Dattenberg, 1938, etc (see Lit. below).
LITERATURE (always as Flinck, 1642, unless otherwise stated):
London, 1915, p.78, no.4, repr. pl.XLIV; Hofstede de Groot, 1916, p.100; Neumann, 1918, p.124, n.1; Van Dyke, 1927, p.75 (signature doubtful); Berlin, 1930, p.239, under no.5291; Henkel, 1931, p.81 (landscape possibly near Cleves); Paris, 1933, p.67, under no.1340; Byam Shaw, 1933, p.44, n.1; Dattenberg, 1938[I], p.23 (identifies view as Rhine near Cleves); Dattenberg, 1940[I], p.71, repr. fig.3; Amsterdam, 1942, p.82, under no.2 (compares doubtful sheet in Amsterdam, inv.A4292); Gerson, 1942, p.202, n.1; Exh. Düsseldorf, 1953, no.54 (reproduction exhibited); Benesch, IV, 1955/73, under no.A59; Bernt, I, 1957, no.233, repr.; Trautschold, 1958, p.368; Haverkamp-Begemann, 1961, p.56, under no.780; von Moltke, 1965, p.58 and cat.no.D228; Bertram, 1966, p.66, repr.; Wegner, 1966, p.106 (debt to pre-Rembrandtists stronger than to Rembrandt); Exh. Munich, 1966-7, p.38, under no.78 (Pre-Rembrandtist influence); Dattenberg, 1967, p.139, no.146, repr. (area near Cleves - Kleverland); Exh. Brussels-Rotterdam-Paris-Berne, 1968-9, under no.56; Haverkamp-Begemann, 1973, p.111; Munich, 1973, p.83, under no.568 (quoting Byam Shaw, 1933); Schatborn, 1974, p.116 (relates to other landscape and plant studies by Flinck); Exh. Amsterdam-Toronto, 1977, p.156, under no.64; Exh. New York-Paris, 1977-8, p.59, under no.39 (reminiscent of Savery and Bloemaert); Sumowski, 1979 etc., IV, 1981, no.904, repr; Broos, 1984, p.164; Rotterdam, 1988, p.164, under no.74; Royalton-Kisch, 1991, p.12, repr. fig.4 (rare Flinck watercolour); Exh. Paris-Haarlem, 1997, p.143, under no.63; N. Middelkoop, ed., 'Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: Rembrandt's Master Pupils' Exh. cat Rembrandthuis/Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam 2018, cat. no. 39.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
London, 1914, no.27;
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle (not in catalogue).
2015-16 Oct-Jan, Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, 'A Fortunate Family'
2017-18, 13 Oct-18 Feb, Amsterdam, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Flinck and Bol: Rembrandt's master pupils
- Generally good, but slightly discoloured, with some surface dirt and light foxing.
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- Acquisition notes
- Vis Blokhuyzen, his sale, Rotterdam, Lamme, 23-28 October, 1871, lot 198, bt Ellinckhuysen, f.22; J.P. Heseltine (L.1507); Colnaghi's (see under L.1507); Otto Beit, by whom presented, 1912.
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