drawing

Landscape with trees on the banks of a lake; at centre two figures, one seated Pen and brown ink, with grey and brown wash

AN222455001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Oo,10.154

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1512x
Hind 1915-31 167 (as School of Rembrandt)
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Koninck.P.15

Location:
Dutch Roy XVIIc

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Object types
drawing (scope note | all objects)

Materials
paper (all objects)
Techniques
drawn (scope note | all objects)
Production person
Formerly attributed to Abraham Furnerius (biographical details | all objects)
Attributed to Philips Koninck (biographical details | all objects)
Formerly attributed to Rembrandt (School of) (biographical details | all objects)
Date
1643-1703
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)


Description
Landscape with trees and figures near a lake; one figure is seated. Perhaps c.1670
Pen and brown ink, with brown and grey wash, heightened with white.
Verso: blank.
No watermark.

Dimensions
Height: 173 millimetres (chain lines vertical, distance apart unclear)
Width: 314 millimetres


Condition
A little rubbed.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, attributed to Philips Koninck, cat. no.15:
Although related in style to works by Abraham Furnerius (qv, see in particular cat. no.4; Oo,10.126), the drawing should be given to his brother-in-law Philips Koninck on the basis of a comparison with the latter's 'Forest Scene with two Figures' in Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Sumowski 1364), which is inscribed in chalk on the verso with Koninck's name by an early hand.[1] The quality of the penwork is marginally more decorative than Furnerius', and the recession handled in a more truncated fashion.

NOTE:
[1] As first suggested by Gerson, 1936 (see Lit. below); Plomp, in Haarlem, 1997, under no.231, suggests that the inscription is probably an autograph signature.

LITERATURE :
London, 1915, no.167, repr. pl.XXVI (anonymous Rembrandt school; like Furnerius cat. no.4, reminiscent of Doomer; Furnerius has been suggested; formerly given to A. van der Neer); Gerson, 1936, pp.67 and 78, no.Z.59, repr. (late work by P. Koninck; compares drawing in Teylers Museum [Sumowski 1364]); Amsterdam, 1942, p.83, under no.1 (not convincing as Furnerius); Sumowski, VI, 1982, no.1512x, repr. (as Gerson, 1936); Haarlem, 1997, under no.231.


Acquisition date
1824

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Richard Payne Knight (as by Aert van der Neer) (biographical details | all objects)


Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.


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