drawing

Cart-horses resting and feeding outside a country inn; unyoked before the cart, in front of a low thatched inn, the two drivers talking at the door Pen and brown ink, with watercolour

AN204075001001

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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: SL,5214.150

Additional IDs
T,10.150

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 15
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Borssom.22

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
Attributed to Anthonie van Borssom (biographical details | all objects)
Date
1644-1677
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)


Description
Cart-horses feeding outside a country inn; unyoked before the cart, in front of a low thatched inn, the two drivers talking at the door; formerly in the 1637 album containing 279 miscellaneous drawings

Pen and brown ink and watercolour.

Verso: blank (apart from a splash of brown wash).

Watermark: fragment of a foolscap.

Inscriptions
Inscription Content: No inscriptions visible.


Dimensions
Height: 142 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 24mm apart.)
Width: 172 millimetres


Condition
Slight general discolouration; some dirt and stains; somewhat trimmed.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, attributed to Anthonie van Borssom, cat. no.22:

The attribution to van Borssom has not previously been questioned. The penwork in the eaves of thatch and the foliage resembles his, but the draughtsmanship in the horses, cart and figures is undistinguished, the perspectival recession poorly understood and the composition is uncharacteristic of him. Some doubt therefore seems appropriate.

LITERATURE :

London, 1915, p.65, no.15; Sumowski, II, 1979, p.672, under no. 314, no.3 (groups with works considered late).


Acquisition date
1753

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Sir Hans Sloane (biographical details | all objects)


Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.


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