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Landscape with a river in flat country and hills in the distance; and a windmill on a bend of the river at centre. c.1669
Watercolour and bodycolour; framing-lines in pen and brown ink.
Watermark: a heart (similar to Briquet nos.4206 [Paris 1519] and 4211 [Geneva 1532] (see note 1 below).
- Production date
- 1669 (circa)
Height: 100 millimetres
Width: 130 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 23mm apart)
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Philips Koninck, cat. no.7:
The location depicted has not been identified, but like cat. no.9 (Oo,9.83) could be based on the terrain near the Utrecht hills.
The small scale of the sheet appears to have elicited from the artist a particularly detailed approach. It may perhaps be somewhat earlier than the drawings in a comparable technique, made in the 1670s (cf. cat. nos.8-10, and 12 (1895,0915.1192; Oo,9.83; Gg,2.257; and Oo,9.108), though not necessarily so.
 The watermark is unusual for a seventeenth-century drawing. If the paper is indeed sixteenth-century, it may have contributed to the artist's choice of a more detailed style than usual.
 The composition, with its many areas of water and the low hills in the distance, resembles those of Koninck's oil paintings of the 1670s more than his earlier work.
LITERATURE (always as Koninck except Bürger, 1858):
Bürger, 1858, p.403 (Rembrandt, 'un bijou'); London, 1915, p.82, no.6; Gerson, 1936, no.Z.52; Sumowski, 1979 etc., VI, 1982, no.1516x, repr. (compares cat. no.10; Gg,2.257 of 1674).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
No recorded exhibitions.
- Somewhat creased, worn, rubbed and faded; some losses of pigment along old folds and elsewhere.
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