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Album bound in brown leather with gold tooling and cloth ties, with decorated fixed endpapers and 2 free endpapers, containing 61 leaves (most numbered in manuscript in the top right hand corner 1-54), including 41 leaves (with additional manuscript numbers 1-41) on which are mounted drawings (numbered 1962,0512.4.2-41), 17 leaves from which drawings have apparently been removed, a fly-leaf and a titlepage each with an engraving pasted in, and a blank leaf; the fly-leaf with a portrait of Jean Baptiste Jacob[s] on the verso [numbered 1962-5-12-4 (1)], the titlepage with a decorative composition and a space cut out for the inscription; landscapes, often with fortified buildings, with a single drawn border
Most drawings in graphite and grey wash, some in pen and brown ink and grey wash (one with watercolour)
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Height: 207 millimetres
Width: 266 millimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- Literature: F. Stampfle, 'Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library', 1991, p.103, under Maerten de Vos; P. Gustot "Gillis Neyts, Un paysagiste Brabançon en vallée Mosane au XVIIe siècle", Namur, 2008, p.145 and cat.nos.D204-D206 and D246-D249.
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
The album was made up and mounted, and bound in calf, by the Antwerp bookseller Jean Baptiste Jacob c.1700. There is an armorial ex-libris (Franks Bookplates, No.23283) of John Percival (Perceval), 1st Earl of Egmont, on the inside front cover with "SVB CRVCE CANTO" on a banderole and "Iohn Ld. Percival Baron of Burton,/in the County of Cork in Ireland. 1715." The verso of the flyleaf is signed and inscribed "Bought at Antwerp of the/Son of Mr.Jacobs on Aug.1723/Percival" and in another hand: "Bought at Sotheby's in June 1898 on the sale of part of the Library of Charles George Perceval 7th Earl of Egmont a descendant of the above - ".
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