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Seven Insects


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Dutch (Amersfoort 1654 - 1693 Amsterdam)
Seven Insects
Drawing
Dutch
,
17th century
Gouache and watercolor over touches of graphite on cream antique laid paper, framing line in graphite
21.3 x 31.8 cm (8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.)
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
, 1999.182
Marks
signed: Lower right, gray ink: P:W:fe:
collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink stamp: L. 3306 (Maida and George Abrams)
inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 2H / ... 17 [obscured by hinge]
watermark: IHS (reversed S) surmounted by a cross; PD below (compare generally Heawood 2962, London, 1670)
Provenance
Mrs. L. Massey, sold; [Sotheby’s, London, 23 March 1971, lot 97]; through [Alfred Brod, London], to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (L. 3306, verso, lower right); The Maida and George Abrams Collection, 1999.182
Bibliography
Franklin W. Robinson, Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1977), cat. no. 85, pp. 91-92, repr. fig. 85

George Abrams, "Collectors and Collecting", Drawings Defined, ed. Walter Strauss, Abaris Books (New York, 1987), pp. 415-429, p. 422, repr. fig. 17

William W. Robinson, Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings: A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., H. O. Zimman, Inc. (Lynn, MA, 1991), cat. no. 101, pp. 220-21, and p. 9, repr.

George S. Keyes, "[Review] Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings. A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection", Master Drawings (Winter 1992), vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 443-448, p. 446

Master Drawings: 1530-1920 (January 24 to February 3, 2012), auct. cat., W. M. Brady (New York, 2012), under cat. no. 12, n.p., repr.

Exhibition History
Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 01/30/1977 - 03/13/1977, no. 85; Denver Art Museum, Denver, 04/01/1977 - 05/15/1977, no. 85; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 06/01/1977 - 07/15/1977, no. 85
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings: A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 02/23/1991 - 04/18/1991, no. 101; Albertina Gallery, Vienna, 05/16/1991 - 06/30/1991, no. 101; Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 01/22/1992 - 04/22/1992, no. 101; Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/10/1992 - 12/06/1992, no. 101