Forest scene, with a fence and hut in the background; a large tree at centre foreground Pen and brown ink, with brown wash


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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Oo,10.140

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 25
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Lievens.J.17

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 Jan Lievens (biographical details | all objects)
1660-1670 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)
British (all objects)

Forest scene with buildings and a fence beyond; c.1660-70

Pen and brown ink with brown wash, touched with grey wash; framing-lines in pen and brown ink.

Verso: laid down.

No watermark visible.

Inscription Content: None visible.

Height: 229 millimetres (chain lines not clearly visible, but probably vertical)
Width: 366 millimetres

Generally good, though a little worn and dirty, with a few minor creases and nicks at the edges.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Jan Lievens, cat. no.17:
For the problems posed in attributing landscape drawings to Jan Lievens and his son, Jan Andrea Lievens, see the biography of the latter.
The composition, with its sunny clearing and farm buildings, is entirely characteristic of Lievens' landscapes, as is the style of the drawing.

London, 1915, p.88, no.25 (drawn probably near same spot as cat. Nos. 15-16; 1847,0326.13; 1860,0616.59); Schneider, 1932, no.Z.335; Exh. New York-Paris, 1977-78, p.97, under no.66, n.3.

Acquisition date

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

Exhibition History
London, 1956, p.30, no.10.

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