Landscape with a pond, small boat and windmill; a hill in the distance to r Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, touched with bodycolour and heightened with white (oxidised)


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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Gg,2.257

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1366
Hind 1915-31 5
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Koninck.P.10

Dutch Roy XVIIc

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Production person
Drawn by Philips Koninck (biographical details | all objects)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

Landscape with a pond, boat and windmill; a hill in the distance to right. 1674

Pen and brown ink with grey and brown wash and white bodycolour; framing lines in pen and brown ink (partly cut away).

Verso: mostly laid down (see Inscriptions).

No watermark visible. A note in the Museum's files, perhaps dating from the 1960s, records a watermark in the old backing-paper, a crowned shield with an indistinct motif within; it may be that this is a seventeenth-century mark.

Inscription Content: Inscribed verso, upper right, in red chalk, by the artist: ‘p. ko - / 1674’; an illegible inscription in pen and brown ink, lower centre, has been cancelled in red chalk.

Height: 119 millimetres
Width: 153 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 24mm apart)

Has suffered from damp; trimmed a little irregularly; whites oxidised; rubbed.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Philips Koninck, cat. no.10:
The location depicted has not been identified, but like cat. no.9 (Oo,9.83) could be based on the terrain near the Utrecht hills.
The inscription on the verso with the date '1674' provides the key to dating several works of this type by Koninck (see under cat. no.12; Oo,9.108).

LITERATURE (always as P. Koninck):
London, 1915, p.82, no.5; Gerson, 1935, pp.61 and 66 and cat. no.Z.51 (late, painterly work of 1674); Amsterdam, 1981, p.161, n.10 (lists drawings with similar inscriptions by the artist); Sumowski, 1979 etc., VI, 1982, no.1366, repr. (Elsheimer-inspired).

Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (acquired in 1786, according to the Register) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Jonathan Richardson Junior (L.2170) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Jonathan Richardson Senior (L.2184) (biographical details | all objects)

Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.

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