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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jacob Cats, Dutch (Altona, Germany 1741 - 1799 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Winter Landscape with a Coach and Travelers by a House
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Black chalk, gray wash, and black chalk on cream antique laid paper; framing line in brown ink
13.5 x 17.6 cm (5 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and 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]
  • watermark: Fragment of a crown, probably from atop a Strasbourg Lily; variant of Heawood 1828 (after 1746)
Pieter Langerhuizen, Crailoo near Bussum (without his mark, L. 2095), sold; [Muller, Amsterdam, 29 April 1919, lot 146]; to Van Groenewegen. H. E. ten Cate, Oldenzaal (without his mark, L. 533b). [C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf.] [K. J. Müllenmeister, Solingen.] 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
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in honor of Deborah Loeb Brice
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

D. Hannema, Catalogue of the H.E. ten Cate Collection, A. Donker (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1955), cat. no. 193, p. 116

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)

William W. Robinson and Susan Anderson, Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2016), p. 19; cat. no.18, pp. 79-81, repr. p. 80

Subjects and Contexts

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Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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