View of Ransdorp in Waterland (?); a church surrounded by cottages in a clump of trees, a large tree at l Pen and brown ink, with some brown wash, touched with white


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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: 1925,1117.5

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 Add.179 (as School of Rembrandt)
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Koninck.J.3

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 Jacob Koninck (biographical details | all objects)
Formerly attributed to Rembrandt (school of) (biographical details | all objects)
1652-1655 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

View of a village with a church tower; formerly identified as Ransdorp in Waterland (?), all in a clump of trees, a large tree at left. c.1652-55

Reed pen and brown ink with touches of brown wash and white heightening; framing lines in pen and dark brown ink.

Verso: blank.

Watermark: fragment only: a circular frame with rosette (possibly from a Seven Provinces watermark, such as Hinterding catalogue, variant C.a.a., repr. p.360).

Height: 106 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 24mm apart)
Width: 187 millimetres

Good; a small hole in sky to right; slight repair to upper left corner.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Jacob Koninck, cat. no.3:
The style seems compatible with cat. nos.1 and 2 (Oo,9.81 and 1912,1214.17) and with many other drawings attributed to the artist.[1] The church tower resembles that of Ransdorp (see cat. no.1 and Van Borssum, cat. no.4 (1836,0811.55) and may be based on it. The drawing is difficult to date, but given its Rembrandtesque qualities and its iconography it may be from after the time of Jacob Koninck's move to Amsterdam, where he is recorded from 1652-59. The use of the reed pen also emulates Rembrandt's landscape drawings from around 1650 onwards.

[1] See Sumowski, 1979 etc., VI, 1982, nos.1289-1312x.

London, 1931, p.139 (near Furnerius).

Associated places
Topographic representation of Ransdorp (?) (all objects)

Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Purchased from A P Rudolf (biographical details | all objects)

Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.

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