drawing

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Oo,10.126

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1024xx (Furnerius)
Hind 1915-31 166 (as School of Rembrandt)
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Furnerius.4

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
Drawn by Abraham Furnerius (biographical details | all objects)
Formerly attributed to Rembrandt (School of) (biographical details | all objects)
Date
1650 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)


Description
A country road with a donkey; and two figures by the side of the road. c.1650
Pen and brown ink with brown and grey wash; framing lines in pen and brown ink.
Verso: see Inscriptions.
No watermark.

Inscriptions
Inscription Content: Inscribed on verso with some indecipherable scribbles in graphite.


Dimensions
Height: 131 millimetres
Width: 231 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 23/25mm apart)


Condition
Not good; several minor losses at edges; brown and red stains at top, left of centre; other blemishes and a generally somewhat worn appearance.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Abraham Furnerius, cat. no.4:
A characteristic work by Furnerius which has been compared with the 'Row of Trees' in Dresden (inv. no.C1413, Sumowski 992xx), one of the drawings inscribed with the artist's name at an early date.[1]

NOTE:
[1] The inscription is probably eighteenth century; the comparison with the Dresden drawing was made by Sumowski, op. cit.

LITERATURE :
Bürger, 1858, p.402 (by Rembrandt, 'superbe'); London, 1915, no.166, repr. pl.XXVI (anonymous school of Rembrandt; reminiscent of Doomer); Amsterdam, 1942, p.83, under no.1 (Furnerius; compares drawing in Rijksmuseum, no.1929:35 [Sumowski 1011xx]); Exh. Brussels-Rotterdam-Paris-Bern, 1968-9, under no.58 (typical of 'Furnerius' group); Exh. Chicago-Minneapolis-Detroit, 1969-70, under no.178 (Furnerius); Exh. New York-Paris, 1977-8, p.62, under no.42 (Furnerius); Sumowski, IV, 1981, no.1024xx, repr. (Furnerius; compares 'Row of Trees' and 'Forest Road' in Dresden, Sumowski 992xx and 1023xx, and British Museum drawing Sumowski 1039xx - here cat. no.3; Oo,9.113).


Subject
landscape (all objects)


Acquisition date
1824

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Richard Payne Knight (as Rembrandt) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Marquis de Lagoy (L.1710) (biographical details | all objects)


Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.


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