View of flat and wooded country intersected by canals; two figures on the road in the foreground, a house and windmill to l reflected in the water, other buildings and towers above trees in the distance Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, heightened with white (oxidised), on Oriental paper


© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: 1895,0915.1192

Bibliographic reference
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1509x
Hind 1915-31 2
JCR 724
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Koninck.P.8

Dutch Roy XVIIc

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drawing (scope note | all objects)

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Production person
Drawn by Philips Koninck (biographical details | all objects)
1671 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

View of flat, wooded terrain intersected by waterways; two figures on the road in the foreground, a house and windmill to left reflected in the water, other buildings and towers above trees in the distance. c.1671

Pen and brown ink with brown wash, heightened with white, on oriental paper; framing-lines in graphite on upper three sides, in pen and brown ink below.

Verso: see Inscriptions.

No watermark (oriental paper).

Inscription Content: Inscribed upper left, in graphite: ‘P. Koning [?]’; verso, top right, in graphite (?): ‘P. Ko.’ and right: ‘6’.

Height: 110 millimetres (no chain lines - oriental paper)
Width: 240 millimetres

Much of the lead white pigment has oxidised; some scuffs, creases and minor stains; repaired tear below centre of right edge.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Philips Koninck, cat. no.8:
The drawing is comparable in style with a number of topographical drawings by Philips Koninck. Of his signed and dated drawings, the penwork is especially close to the 'Landscape with Farm Buildings and a Windmill' formerly in the Heinemann collection,[1] which however includes added watercolour. The ex-Heinemann drawing, which unlike the present sheet is executed on ordinary laid paper, is dated 1671 on the verso; this may be taken as a guide to the date of the British Museum drawing, as has already been suggested.[2]

[1] Sumowski 1363 (where the comparison is suggested); sold London, Christie's 1 July, 1997, lot 211.
[2] Loc. cit.

Robinson, 1869, no.709; Robinson, 1876, no.724; London, 1915, p.81, no.2, repr. pl.XLVIII; Gerson, 1936, p.66, no.Z48 (late work, comparable to Leipzig drawing, Gerson Z46, inv.459 [Sumowski 1510x]); Sumowski, 1979 etc., VI, 1982, no.1509x, repr. (see notes 1-2 above).

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Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Purchased from Col John Wingfield Malcolm (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Muller (all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection John Malcolm of Poltalloch (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Gérard Leembruggen (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
Gérard Leembruggen, Jz.; his sale, Amsterdam, Roos, Engelberts, Lamma and Roos, 5 March, 1866, lot 333, bt for Malcolm, who paid £20-0s-5d; John Malcolm of Poltalloch; purchased from his heirs with his collection, 1895. NB Sumowski records the drawings as being in the Gerrit Muller sale, Amsterdam, De Vries, Praetorius, Engelberts and Roos, 2 April, 1827, kunstboek A, no.15, but this is recorded as a 'bergachtig Landschap' (mountainous landscape).

Exhibition History
London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1878-9, no.295.

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