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A Bridge Scene in Holland


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Dutch (The Hague, The Netherlands 1824 - 1903 The Hague, The Netherlands)
A Bridge Scene in Holland
Drawing
Dutch
,
19th century
Watercolor, gouache and touches of black colored pencil on cream wove paper
sight: 26.2 x 19.7 cm (10 5/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Mary F. and Fannie Bartlett Collection
, 1934.197
Marks
signed: l.l. corner, brown watercolor: JH Weissenbruch f
inscription: verso, l.r., graphite? [still thin backing paper over it]: 1 (circled)
inscription: on frame, l.l, in graphite (?): C 6799 [this is the Doll & Richards number from the label]
inscription: on frame, center left, graphite: gold no 29" [?] [1934.204 Blommers, "Frugal Meal" frame has the same word"
inscription: formerly back of frame (now in file), in unknown handwriting: Mary F. Bartlett / 227 Commonwelt (sic) Avenue
inscription: on frame, l.l. edge, in graphite (?): C6799-2[?]
label: formerly back of frame (now in file), label darkened to brown (partly torn, printed and typed.: WEISSENBRUCH, Hendrik J. / Subject BRIDGE SCENE IN HOLLAND / o[?] / [B]quest [obscured] Coll. [This is the same type of label as the Blommers, Frugal Meal. Parts have been torn off, so the heading Boston Museum of Fine Arts (as in the Blommers label) is not visible.]
label: formerly back of frame (now in file), inscribed in graphite with the stock number: DOLL & RICHARDS / Fine Art Dealers / 2 PARK STREET, / BOSTON [printed] / C 6799 [inscribed]
label: formerly back of frame (now in file), tan (discolored) label with decorative black border, in Bartlett sisters' hand (cf. correspondence in HUAM archives), brown ink: For The Boston / Museum of Fine Arts / from / Mary F. + Fannie Bartlett / 'A Bridge Seen (or Scene?) in Holland' / H Weissenbruch. [Four other works in our collection (from the Bartletts) have the same black-bordered label with inscription in the same handwriting: Blommers (1934.204), Israëls (1934.201, Mauve (1934.198), and Mesdag (1934.203). The label is probably related to an exhibition at the MFA in 1895. See In-house Notes.]
Provenance
[Doll & Richards, Boston (rom label on frame)]. Mary F. and Fannie Bartlett, Boston, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1934.
Bibliography
Eric M. Rosenberg and Miriam Stewart, The Harvest of 1830: The Barbizon Legacy, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 17

Exhibition History
New Acquisitions, Print Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 05/21/1895 - 11/01/1895, (prob. in exh.)
The Harvest of 1830: the Barbizon Legacy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/1990 - 10/21/1990
Dutch Water Colors of the 19th Century, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/1935 - 03/31/1935