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View of a canal with a windmill near a bridge. c.1650-60
Pen and brown ink with brown wash and some grey wash, on buff rag paper prepared with brown wash; ruled framing lines in pen and brown ink and (except on the left) red chalk.
Verso: laid down on eighteenth-century mat.
No watermark visible.
- Production date
- 1650-1660 (circa)
Height: 113 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 24mm apart)
Width: 245 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, ‘Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school’, 2010, anonymous Rembrandt School, cat. no.135.
Traditionally given to Rembrandt, the drawing was rejected by the end of the nineteenth century. The draughtsman cannot be identified, but the style is clearly derived from Rembrandt, who did occasionally experiment with comparable, rough-textured papers in landscape drawings of the 1650s or later. It is likely to be the work of a pupil or follower of the 1650s.
 It was not included in the 1899 exhibition of all the Rembrandt drawings in the British Museum.
 As in Benesch nos.1239 (Chatsworth), 1353 (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam) and 1368 (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum).
Bürger, 1858, p.402 (Rembrandt, 'très-sobre et très-beau'); Vosmaer, 1877, p.612 (Rembrandt); Dutuit, IV, 1885, p.86 (Rembrandt); London, 1915, no.162, repr. pl.XXIV (anon. Rembrandt school, reminiscent of Lievens); Hirschmann, 1918, p.23 (not like Lievens).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
No exhibitions recorded.
- Generally good; a vertical crease 45mm from left edge; a few old stains; a rubbed patch at top right corner.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- C. M. Cracherode, acquired in 1784 (L.606, with the year), by whom bequeathed, 1799.
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