Flat landscape (probably Rhine country near Arnhem) with a town and several churches on the horizon; a tree in the l foreground Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk


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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Oo,9.89

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 2311xx
Hind 1915-31 3
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Ruijscher.3

Dutch Roy XVIIc

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Object types
drawing (scope note | all objects)

paper (all objects)
drawn (scope note | all objects)
Production person
Attributed to Jan Ruijscher (biographical details | all objects)
1648-1652 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

Panoramic landscape with a town and churches on the horizon; a tree in the left foreground. c.1648-52

Pen and brown ink with brown wash, touched with white, over traces of black chalk; framing-lines in pen and brown ink.

Verso: blank

No watermark.

Inscription Content: No inscriptions.

Height: 105 millimetres (arched top)
Width: 259 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 26mm apart)

Damp stained, especially to upper left, where some whites have oxidised; some near-vertical creases, otherwise good.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, attributed to Johannes Ruijscher, cat. no.3:
See the remarks to cat. no.2 (Oo,9.90).

LITERATURE (always as Ruijscher unless otherwise stated):
Bürger, 1858, p.402 (Rembrandt, 'dans la manière affectionnée de Philips Koninck'); Hind, 1914, p.19; London, 1915, p.94, no.3, repr. pl.LXII (probably of Rhine area near Arnhem); Hirschmann, 1918, p.24; Van Dyke, 1927, p.142; Welcker, 1933, pp.21-2 and 24, repr. fig.9 (as London 1915; compares ex-Oppenheimer drawing); Sumowski, 1979 etc., X, 1992, p.5226, no.2311xx, repr. (as for cat.no.2 [Oo,9.90]).

Associated places
Topographic representation of Arnhem (?) (all objects)

Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Richard Payne Knight (as Rembrandt) (biographical details | all objects)

Exhibition History
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle, not in catalogue

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