drawing

A ferry-boat; containing a closed cart with a pair of horses, donkey, sheep, a man in a wide-brimmed hat and the boatman, who is pushing the boat out from land, another man in trees behind at l Black chalk, with grey wash and watercolour

AN207523001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: 1895,0915.1146

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 10
Sumowski 1979 continuing 489x
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Doomer.13

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
Drawn by Lambert Doomer (biographical details | all objects)
Date
1663 (circa)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)


Description
A ferry-boat; containing a closed cart with a pair of horses, donkey, sheep, a man in a wide-brimmed hat and the boatman, who is pushing the boat out from land, another man in trees behind at left. c.1663
Black chalk with grey, brown and yellow-ochre wash; framing lines in pen and grey ink.
Verso: see Inscriptions.
No watermark.

Inscriptions
Inscription Content: Inscribed verso, centre in graphite: ‘684’ and lower left: ‘a/vB [?]’, and lower right: ‘8 / 6 short [?]’; lower left in pen and black ink: ‘JCRobinson / 1860 / 623’.


Dimensions
Height: 232 millimetres
Width: 367 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 24/25mm apart)


Condition
Generally good, though with some surface dirt and foxing.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Lambert Doomer, cat. no.13:
The style of the drawing suggests a date at the time of Doomer's travels in Germany, which occurred almost certainly in 1663 (see cat. no.5, Oo,10.173). His 'View of Remagen', now in Berlin, which is executed in the same technique, seems especially close.[1]

NOTES:
[1] The comparison suggested by Sumowski, 1979 (see Lit. below; the Berlin drawing is Inv. no.1312, Sumowski 412).

LITERATURE :
Robinson, 1869/76, no.673/684; London, 1915, p.74, no.10, repr. pl.XXXVIII (perhaps drawn in France; compares 'Farmhouse outside Nantes', in Amsterdam, inv. no.A3386, S.384); Exh., Leningrad, 1926 (1927), p.53, under no.126 (compares Hermitage 'Rhine at Arnhem', Inv.no.14948); Schulz, 1972, I, p.36 and II, no.13 (attributed to Cuyp by Bredius [this presumably an annotation on the old mount, since removed]; drawn on an early excursion; but influenced by Rembrandt c.1650, therefore not very early); Schulz, 1974, p.13 and cat.no.10 (as in 1972); Schatborn, 1977, p.50; Sumowski, 1979 etc., II, no.489x (c.1663; see n.1 above).


Subject
boat/ship (scope note | all objects)


Acquisition date
1895

Acquisition name
Purchased from Col John Wingfield Malcolm (of Poltalloch) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Samuel Woodburn (Christie's, 12.vi.1860/1204 as 'Doomer - a ferry boat with waggon &c., crossing a river - black chal) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection D Stoopendaal (Amsterdam, van der Schley, Yver and Roos, 3.iv.1797/Kunstboek E, no.29, bt Pruyssenaer, f.5.5) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Sir John Charles Robinson (L. 'Suppl.', 2141b) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection J C Pruyssenaer (Amsterdam, van der Schley, Yver, and Roos, 27.ii.1804/Kunstboek B, no.41, bt Vinkeles, f.19.10) (all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection John Malcolm of Poltalloch (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Hendrik van Eyl Sluijter (Amsterdam, van der Schley and de Vries, 26.ix.1814/Kunstboek D, no.41) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection T van Dussel (The Hague, Scheurleer, 7.vi.1784/Kunstboek B, no.190 (with another drawing by Doomer: 'een overvaren) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection A E Evans & Sons (biographical details | all objects)


Exhibition History
1895, London, no.398.


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