A Bridge Scene In Holland
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1934.197
People
Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, Dutch (The Hague, The Netherlands 1824 - 1903 The Hague, The Netherlands)
Title
A Bridge Scene in Holland
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th century
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, gouache and touches of black colored pencil on cream wove paper
Dimensions
sight: 26.2 x 19.7 cm (10 5/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and 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"
  • 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.]
  • inscription: formerly back of frame (now in file), in unknown handwriting: Mary F. Bartlett / 227 Commonwelt (sic) Avenue
  • 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.]
  • inscription: on frame, l.l. edge, in graphite (?): C6799-2[?]
Provenance
[Doll & Richards, Boston (rom label on frame)]. Mary F. and Fannie Bartlett, Boston, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1934.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Mary F. and Fannie Bartlett Collection
Accession Year
1934
Object Number
1934.197
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

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

Dutch Water Colors of the 19th Century, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/1935 - 03/31/1935

The Harvest of 1830: the Barbizon Legacy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/1990 - 10/21/1990

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted