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Interior of a church, with figures; a lady and gentleman talking to a Franciscan monk at right, a man approaching at left, behind a simple wooden screen two other monks walking, stained glass windows behind and to right
Pen and black ink with grey wash and watercolour, touched with white heightening; framing-line in pen and black ink
Verso: laid down
No watermark visible or recorded.
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Height: 190 millimetres (chain lines vertical, distance apart uncertain)
Width: 152 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- In Hind as attributed to P J Saenredam (Vol.IV, p.46).
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Anthonie van Borssom, cat. no.18:
See cat. no.17 (1912,1214.7). The statue of an apostle by the arch resembles that in a painting, formerly in a private collection in Leiden, which shows elements from the Pieterskerk and the Hooglandse kerk in Leiden.
 The painting repr. Vermet, 1982, fig.4, who noticed the connection.
London, 1931, p.46, no.7, repr. pl.XXVII (as attributed to P.J. Saenredam, but possibly by van Borssom); Vermet, 1982, p.412, repr. fig.9 (van Borssom; relates apostle figure to ex-Leiden painting).
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No exhibitions recorded.
- A brown stain, upper left; some oxidised white and surface dirt; generally good.
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- Acquisition notes
- Verso inscribed with an old collection no: "3893" (see Inscriptions).
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel; his sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley, et al., 3 March, etc., 1810, 'kunstboek' E, no.8, sold for f.65 with no.9 [here cat. no.17 (1912,1214.7)] and the related print; Goll van Franckenstein; his sale, Amsterdam, de Vries, Brondgeest, et al., 1 July, etc., 1833, 'kunstboek' F, no.20 (with cat. no.17, 1912,1214.7) [the pair now in BM]; William Esdaile (L.2617); his sale, London, Christie's 18 June, etc., 1840, lot 588 (as J.[sic] Saenredam), bt White, £3-15s, with lot 589 (here cat. no.17, 1912,1214.7) [- the pair]; J.P. Heseltine (according to British Museum register); presented to the British Museum by Otto Beit, 1912.
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