Landscape, with a pedestrian on a road leading past a wood Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over red and black chalk


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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Oo,9.113

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1039xx (Furnerius)
Hind 1915-31 165 (as Anonymous School of Rembrandt)
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Furnerius.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
Drawn by Abraham Furnerius (biographical details | all objects)
Formerly attributed to Rembrandt (school of) (biographical details | all objects)
1650 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

Landscape with a pedestrian on a road by a wood; c.1650

Pen and brown ink with brown and grey wash over black and red chalk, heightened with white; framing lines in pen and brown ink.

Verso: blank.

Watermark: countermark PR (indistinct, upper centre).

Inscription Content: Inscribed top left, in graphite, in a nineteenth-century hand: ‘No.40’.

Height: 189 millimetres (arched top)
Width: 281 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 25mm apart)


Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Abraham Furnerius, cat. no.3:
By the same hand as cat. no.1 (Oo,10.125) and attributable to Furnerius on the same grounds. A copy of the drawing is in Dresden (inv. no.C.1353).[1]

[1] Repr. Freise, Lilienfeld and Wichmann, 1925, no.89 and Exh. Dresden, 2004, p.92, fig.1.

Bürger, 1858, p.141 (Rembrandt, 'magnificent' and may have inspired Hobbema); Dutuit, IV, 1885, p.86 (Rembrandt); London, 1915, no.165, repr. pl.XXVI (anonymous school of Rembrandt; had been attributed to Renesse by Bredius); Amsterdam, 1942, p.83, under no.1 (by Furnerius; compares drawing in Rijksmuseum, inv.1929:35); Exh. Brussels-Rotterdam-Paris-Bern, 1968-9, under no.58 (typical of Furnerius group); Exh. Chicago-Minneapolis-Detroit, 1969-70, under no.178 (by Furnerius); Exh. New York-Paris, 1977-8, p.62, under no.42 (Furnerius; notes copy in Dresden); Sumowski, IV, 1981, no.1039xx, repr. (Furnerius; compares 'Forest Road' in Homans Collection, Cambridge, Mass., Sumowski 1034xx); Exh. Paris-Haarlem, 1997, p.152, under no.67.

landscape (all objects)

Acquisition date

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

Exhibition History
London, 1956, p.28, no.1 'bis' (anonymous);
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle, not in catalogue

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