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A group of men wearing hats and long coats
Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash
- Production date
- 1920 (circa)
Height: 110 millimetres
Width: 135 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Identified as a fake by Byam Shaw.
Joachim Jacoby commented in May 2006 that this is related to a drawing by Hendrik Goudt reproduced in the Witt, which sold at the Beurdeley sale, Petit's, Paris, 8-10 June, 1920, lot 223 (as by Jan Lievens; attributed by Robert Witt to Elsheimer; dimensions 135 x 160mm, with a collector's mark bottom right). The compositions are identical; but the present sheet is smaller, so it is was possibly copied after the Paris drawing - perhaps at the time of the sale. There are further related drawings: 1) Haboldt, 2-28 November 1987, then Karl & Faber, Munich, 4. December 2001, no. 30: c. 140 x 160 mm; no collector's mark, different pen-work to 1992,1003.175 and 2) a further drawing that sold at Drouot, Paris, 27 May 1987 (sale catalogue needs to be checked, as this drawing may be identical with the one reproduced at the Witt).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 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.
Verso inscribed by James Byam Shaw with provenance and dated 1957.
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