A country road; with high banks either side in the foreground, a gabled house over the brow of the hill and a tall tree to r Pen and brown ink, with brown wash and watercolour


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Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: Oo,10.189

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 11
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Borssom.7

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 Anthonie van Borssom (biographical details | all objects)
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)

A road in the dunes; with high banks either side in the foreground, a gabled house over the brow of the hill and a tall tree to right.

Pen and brown ink with watercolour.

Verso: blank.

Watermark: the letters 'IHS', similar to Hinterding A.i. (1658)

Inscription Content: Inscribed lower left, in graphite: 'Borsom' and signed below this, in pen and brown ink: 'AVBorssum f.' [cut away; 'AVB' in monogram]

Height: 214 millimetres
Width: 341 millimetres (chain lines horizontal, 25/6mm apart)

Some surface dirt, otherwise good.

Curator's comments
Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Anthonie van Borssom, cat. no.7:

Cat. nos.7 and 8 (Oo,10,188 and 189) may have been companions. Both are from the Spencer collection and they have similar measurements and watermarks (a similar watermark is also on cat no.9; 1836,0811.57). The locations depicted have not been identified.

London, 1915, p.65, no.11, repr. pl.XXXIII.

Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Richard Payne Knight (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (Lugt 1530; his sale, Thomas Philipe's, London, 10.vi.1811/56 as 'Borsum (A. van) A capital landscape) (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
Earl Spencer; Richard Payne Knight, by whom bequeathed, 1824.

Exhibition History
No exhibitions recorded.

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