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View of Cologne: the market-place, the church of St John, and the Cathedral, seen from the south. 1653
Pen and brown ink, with grey wash
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Height: 217 millimetres
Width: 402 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to the Dutch Beresraten brothers in the 'Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Köln', this was thought to be by an anonymous German artist by Campbell Dodgson who bequeathed it to the British Museum. There is also an old attribution to Augustin Braun pencilled on the mount. Horst Vey in his article about drawings of Cologne, points out the inaccuracies of the buildings and the distorted perspective, and considers that it could rather be by a Netherlandish artist travelling in Cologne.
Lit: ' Die Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Köln', II, 3, Düsseldorf, 1937, p.49; Horst Vey, 'Kölner Zeichnungen aus dem 16., 17. und 18. Jahrhundert: neue Addenda' in Wallraf-Richartz Jahrbuch, XXXII, 1970, pp.271f.
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- Acquisition notes
- According to Dodgson's inventory card, purchased by him from the 17th Century Art Gallery (Markey) for £10, who had acquired it at the Carrington sale for £7 15s.
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