drawing

The miraculous draught of fishes, after Rembrandt; Christ standing in the boat, his r arm around the forestays of the mast, Peter kneeling before him, another figure kneeling in profile to r, half-hidden by a landing board (?), two other figures behind Pen and brown ink, with some brown wash

AN222304001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: 1895,1214.99

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 130
Royalton-Kisch 2010 90 (anonymous after Rembrandt)

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
After Rembrandt (anonymous) (biographical details | all objects)
Date
1650-1655 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)


Description
The miraculous draught of fishes; Christ standing in the boat, his right arm around the forestays of the mast, Peter kneeling before him, another figure kneeling in profile to right, half-hidden by a landing board (?), two other figures behind

Pen and brown ink, rubbed with the finger, over indications in graphite, touched with white; ruled, double framing line in pen and brown ink.

Verso: see Inscriptions.

No watermark.

Inscriptions
Inscription Content: Verso, centre, in graphite: '260'; lower left: '2930 [in a circle]/ 99/c7'.


Dimensions
Height: 172 millimetres
Width: 241 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 24/25mm apart)


Condition
Good; a discoloured patch (perhaps of white heightening), lower centre, mostly showing through from the verso.

Curator's comments
A reproduction (1906,0111.16) is mounted with the BM drawing.

Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, ‘Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school’, 2010, anonymous after Rembrandt, cat. no.90.
As has long been recognised, this is a copy after the drawing now in the Louvre (Benesch 930), which is generally dated between c.1650-55.[1] The copy seems to be an early one, and could have been made in Rembrandt's workshop by one of his pupils at the same period as the original. It also preserves a record of the appearance of the original before the latter was cut to the right, and the comparison also suggests that brown wash was added posthumously to the Paris sheet.

NOTE:
[1] Opinions summarised by Starcky in Exh. Paris, 1988-9 (see Lit. below). Hofstede de Groot, 1906, no.883, was the first to recognise the present sheet as a copy of the Paris drawing.

LITERATURE :
Kleinmann, III, 31; Hofstede de Groot, 1906, no.883 (deceptive early copy of Paris drawing, Ben.930); Exh. Paris, 1908, p.108, under no.347; Wurzbach, 1910, p.417 (by Rembrandt); Hind, 1912, I, pp.55-6 (as HdG); London, 1915, no.130 (as HdG); Valentiner, I, 1925, under no.422 (copy; original in Paris cut); Bredt, II, 1928/21, p.142; Benesch, V, 1957/73, under no.930; Slive, 1965, II, under no.397; Exh. Paris, Cabinet des Dessins, 1988-9, p.62, under no.52.


Subject
miracles of christ (all objects)

Associated names
Representation of Jesus Christ (biographical details | all objects)
Representation of St Peter (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
1895

Acquisition name
Exchanged with Colnaghi (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
Acquired from P & D Colnaghi in exchange for duplicates.


Exhibition History
London, 1956, p.31, no.1 (copy after Rembrandt);
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle (not in catalogue, as a copy).


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