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Winter Landscape with a Coach and Travellers by a House


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Dutch (Altona, Germany 1741 - 1799 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Winter Landscape with a Coach and Travellers by a House, 1786
Drawing
Dutch
,
18th century
Black chalk, brown ink, gray ink and gray wash on cream antique laid paper
13.5 x 17.6 cm (5 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in honor of Deborah Loeb Brice
, 2004.74
Marks
signed: verso, lower left, brown ink: bij wijk aan t Duijn / J: Cats fec / 1786
inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: f80
inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 3x9 [? or an unidentified symbol] xw [underlined]
inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: fsp. no. 5-- / 430.
inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 4 [encircled]
inscription: verso: bij Wijk aan't Duyn / J. Cats fec. / 1786
watermark: fragment of a Strasbourg Lily
Provenance
Pieter Langerhuizen, Crailoo near Bussum (without his mark, L. 2095), sold; [Amsterdam, Muller, 29 April 1919, lot 146]; to Van Groenewegen. H. E. ten Cate, Oldenzaal (without his mark, L. 533b). [C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf.] Private collection, Rhineland. [Sotheby’s, London, 14 December 1992, lot 24, repr.], sold; to [Vermeer Associates Ltd., Brampton, Ontario], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2004; The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in honor of Deborah Loeb Brice, 2004.74
Bibliography
D. Hannema, Catalogue of the H.E. ten Cate Collection, A. Donker (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1955), cat. no. 193

Neue Lagerliste, auct. cat., C. G. Boerner (Düsseldorf, November 1966), no. 114, repr.

Ingrid Oud and Leonoor Van Oosterzee, Nederlandse Tekenaars geboren tussen 1660 en 1745, Waanders Uitgevers (Amsterdam and Zwolle, 1999), under cat. no. 41, p. 63 (n. 3)