- Museum number
Landscape with a haybarn, cottage, canal and trees; a low cottage with pailing in front at left, a brook at centre and canal beyond, a clump of trees to right. c.1650
Pen and brown ink with brown and grey-brown wash on pale buff paper prepared with grey wash; ruled framing-lines in pen and brown ink (also in graphite down right side only).
Verso: see Inscriptions.
- Production date
- 1650 (circa)
Height: 102 millimetres
Width: 141 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 24-25mm apart)
- Curator's comments
- Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, ‘Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school’, 2010, anonymous Rembrandt School, cat. no.132.
The pedestrian quality of the penwork suggests that the drawing is copied from or based on a lost sheet by Rembrandt or one of his pupils. The composition is reminiscent of Rembrandt's landscapes of around 1650, but no directly related original is known. The handling of the trees can be compared with the 'View of the Bulwark 'de Rose'' now in Budapest (Benesch 1264) and the 'Windmill on the Bulwark 'Het Blauwhoofd' in Amsterdam' now in Paris (Lugt Collection, Institut Néerlandais; Benesch 1333).
The kind of shuttered fencing is reminiscent of that seen on the Amsteldijk between Amsterdam and Thamen, near the farm shown in three drawings by Rembrandt (Benesch 1294, 1296 and 1297). The location depicted may be in this vicinity but has not been securely identified.
 As first suggested by Wimmer, 1935, and later by Benesch, 1955 (see Lit. below).
 See Exh. Amsterdam-Paris, 1998-9, p.296.
LITERATURE (as Rembrandt unless otherwise stated):
Vosmaer, 1877, p.612 ('beau dessin authentique'); Kleinmann, III, 44; Hofstede de Groot, 1906, no.951; Hind, 1915, no.109; Benesch, 1935, p.41 (c.1646-47); Wimmer, 1935, p.59 (not Rembrandt); Amsterdam, 1942, p.38, under no.75 (as Benesch, 1935, but dated c.1649-50); Wimmer, 1942, pp.59 and 68 (later imitation); Benesch, IV, 1955/73, no.C55, repr. fig.1021/1080 (copy; compares his nos 832 [here cat. no.78], 833 [Berlin], 834 [Amsterdam] 842 [Frankfurt] and 850 [St. Petersburg]; Slive, II, 1965, no.518, repr.('compares well with drawings made around 1648-50'); Exh. Amsterdam-Paris, 1998-9, p.296, repr. fig.8.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
London, 1899, no.A67;
Manchester, Whitworth AG, 1982, 'Payne Knight', no.161 (Rembrandt?).
- Generally good; some light foxing; a diagonal crease from top centre towards lower right; a black smudge, upper centre.
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