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Village with two gabled cottages on a canal; with trees in front at right. c.1700-1750
Pen and black ink with the tip of the brush in grey, and with watercolour.
Verso: see Inscriptions.
- Production date
- 1700-1750 (perhaps, circa)
Height: 59 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 20/22mm apart)
Width: 167 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, anonymous after Philips Koninck, cat. no.18:
The drawing, formerly given to Rembrandt, is an old copy of the etching now attributed to his pupil Philips Koninck (Hollstein 8). The copy may date from the first half of the eighteenth century.
LITERATURE : Blanc, II, 1861, p.300, under no.317 (an excellent drawing by Rembrandt, copied by a pupil, perhaps P. Koninck, in the related print, impressions of which, such as the one in Amsterdam, were then coloured by hand to match the BM drawing); Middleton, 1878, p.310, under no.R2 (by P. Koninck, after his own print); Seidlitz, 1895, p.126, under no.214 (probably after the print); Singer, 1906, p.275, under no.171 (notes that the print has been given to P. Koninck); Hind, 1912/24, under no.324 (probably copied from the print); London, 1915, no.174 (after Rembrandt school etching); Seidlitz, 1922, p.186, under no.214 (as Seidlitz, 1895); Münz, 1952, II, p.187, under no.368 (18th-century copy of the print, which is by P. de With).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
No exhibitions recorded.
- Scuffed at top left, with other creases, etc.; brown stains at lower right; backed with thin oriental paper - the drawing was previously thought to be on oriental paper (see London, 1915, no.174).
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition not recorded, but the verso inscription similar to those found on prints from the collection of Joseph Harding, many of which were acquired by the British Museum in August 1842 (cf. Exh. London, 1992, no.8a, 1842,0806.134). This drawing is not described in the 1842 Register.
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