Man seated at work by a window; interior with the figure seen from behind Pen and brown ink and brown and grey wash


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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Ff,4.106

Bibliographic reference
Royalton-Kisch 2010 121 (anonymous Rembrandt School)
Hind 1915-31 152

Dutch Roy XVIIc

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Object types
drawing (scope note | all objects)

paper (all objects)
drawn (scope note | all objects)
Production person
Circle/School of Rembrandt (anonymous) (biographical details | all objects)
1650 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

A man seated at work by a window; interior with the figure seen from behind. c.1650

Pen and brown ink with brown and (probably later) grey wash.

Verso: see Inscriptions.

No watermark.

Inscription Content: Inscribed verso, in graphite, upper left: '35 [in a circle]'; lower left, Cracherode’s monogram, with the date 1792.

Height: 113 millimetres
Width: 74 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 27mm apart)

Good; a crease at top right and a scratch at mid left edge; the grey wash probably added later.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, ‘Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school’, 2010, anonymous Rembrandt School, cat. no.121.
Although far removed from Rembrandt's own style, the drawing seems commensurate with works produced by his followers. The delicate, though somewhat unruly penwork has affinities with that of cat. no.104 (Oo,10.124). The latter has been associated with Barent Fabritius (1624-1673), and the present sheet might be a work by a Rembrandt pupil of the same period, placing the drawing in the years around 1650. The grey wash seems to have been added by a later hand.

Bürger, 1858, p.400 (by Rembrandt); Blanc, II, 1861, p.455 (by and of Rembrandt); Bell, c.1905, repr. pl.XXXI (Rembrandt); London, 1915, no.152, repr. pl.XXII (Rembrandt school, near to Eeckhout).

interior (scope note | all objects)

Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
C.M. Cracherode, 1792 (see verso inscription), by whom bequeathed, 1799.

Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.

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