drawing

A country road; two roads converging and passing through woods, to l a high bank Pen and brown ink and brown wash

AN222463001001

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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Oo,9.109

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1044xx (Furnerius)
Hind 1915-31 164 (as Rembrandt School)
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Furnerius.2

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 trees; two roads converging and passing through woods, to left a high bank. 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 top right, in pen and brown ink: ‘F’; verso, in red chalk, lower left: ‘bisschop’.


Dimensions
Height: 118 millimetres
Width: 143 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 22/25mm apart)


Condition
Some brown stains; a few rubbed spots in lower half of the sheet; an original paper crease, upper left.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Abraham Furnerius, cat. no.2:
Although previous commentators have been reluctant to ascribe the drawing to Furnerius himself, the motif, the luminous tonality and the penwork in the foliage seem characteristic of his work. The drawing has rightly been compared with that in the Croockewit-van Eeghen collection and another sold in the Rompel and Nyland sale in Amsterdam in 1908 (Sumowski nos.1012xx and 1043xx).[1] The significance of the inscribed 'F' - though conceivably for 'Furnerius' - is uncertain.

NOTE:
[1] The comparisons made by Sumowski, loc. cit.

LITERATURE :
London, 1915, no.164, repr. pl.XXV (possibly by Furnerius; the inscribed 'F' perhaps a collector's mark); Amsterdam, 1942, p.83, under no.1 (not convincing as Furnerius); Wegner, 1967/8, p.53 (groups with Furnerius); Sumowski, IV, 1981, no.1044xx (by or based on Furnerius).


Subject
road (all objects)


Acquisition date
1824

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Richard Payne Knight (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (Lugt 1530; his sale, Thomas Philipe's, London, 15.vi.1811/664 [?] as 'Rembrandt van Rhyn - A landsch) (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
Earl Spencer; Richard Payne Knight, by whom bequeathed, 1824 (as Rembrandt).


Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.


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