Village with two gabled cottages on a canal, after Philips Koninck; with trees in front at r Pen and grey ink, with watercolour, on Oriental paper


© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: 1997,U.67

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 174 (as School of Rembrandt)
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Koninck.P.18

Dutch Roy XVIIc

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Object types
drawing (scope note | all objects)

paper (all objects)
drawn (scope note | all objects)
Production person
After Philips Koninck (biographical details | all objects)
Formerly attributed to Rembrandt (school of) (biographical details | all objects)
1700-1750 (perhaps, circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

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.
No watermark.

Inscription Content: Inscribed verso, top centre, in graphite: ‘M.2.02.214’; and lower left ‘Old Crown’; and, in pen and black ink, ‘British Museum’.

Height: 59 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 20/22mm apart)
Width: 167 millimetres

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).

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).

Acquisition name
Previous owner/ex-collection Joseph Harding (?) (biographical details | all objects)

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.

Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.

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