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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jacques de Gheyn II, Dutch (Antwerp, Netherlands 1565 - 1629 The Hague, Netherlands)
The Women of Weinsberg
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and gray wash, incised, on white antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
12.3 x 17.6 cm (4 13/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower right, brown ink: IDG [in ligature] heyn in 1599 [last digit indistinct]
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: 409A [underlined]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 7 /
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: N.5600.-
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink, stamp: L. 1962 (Neville D. Goldsmid)
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, violet ink, stamp: L. 2020 (Juan Jorge Peoli)
  • inscription: former mount, brown ink: F. I. R. / FIR.
  • watermark: Cockatrice/gryphon/basilisk holding an arms of Basel with cross, HD, and three balls below; nearly identical to Tschudin 308 (House of Düring, probably Hans Düring II, Beuggen outside Basel, 1596)
[P. H. van der Schley and D. du Pre, Amsterdam, 22 December 1817, lot F 24], bought in. [Roos, de Vries, and Brondgeest, Amsterdam, 1 March 1819, lot C45], sold; to Jean Bernard, Amsterdam; [De Vries, Brondgeest, Engelberts, and Roos, Amsterdam, 24 November 1834, lot K4] sold; to Lamberts. Perhaps Herman de Kat, Dordrecht (according to Peoli sale). Neville D. Goldsmid, The Hague (L. 1962, verso, lower left), sold; [Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 25-27 April 1876, lot 64]. Juan Jorge Peoli, New York (L. 2020, verso, lower left), sold; [American Art Galleries, New York, 7 May and following days, 1894, lot 293]. [Victor Spark, New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1953; William C. Heilman and Paul J. Sachs Birthday Anniversary Funds, 1953.38
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, William C. Heilman and Paul J. Sachs Birthday Anniversary Funds
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

“Accessions to American and Canadian Museums, April-June 1953", Art Quarterly (1953), vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 346-361, p. 353

Fogg Art Museum Annual Report, 1952-1953, 1953, p. 25

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 41, p. 10

Adriaan K. H. Moerman, Daniel Heinsius, zijn “spiegel” en spiegeling in de literatuurgeschiedschrijving, New Rhine (Leiden, 1974), pp. xviii, 53, 55, 60-62, 129, and 131, repr. p. 33, fig. 11

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, checklist (unpublished, 1980), no. 35

I. Q. van Regteren Altena, Jacques de Gheyn: Three Generations, M. Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, Boston and London, 1983), vol. 1, pp. 28 and 102, vol. 2, cat. no. II 275, p. 59, repr. vol. 3, p. 38, pl. 4

Jan Piet Filedt Kok, "Jacques de Gheyn II: Engraver, Designer, and Publisher -- II, A Catalogue", Print Quarterly (December 1990), vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 370 - 396, under cat. no. 243, p. 394

Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby & Co. (London, England, July 1, 1991), under lot 58, p. 49

Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Christie's, New York (New York, January 15, 1992), under lot 131, p. 98

F. W. H. Hollstein, The New Hollstein : Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts, 1450-1700, Koninklijke van Poll, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, and Sound + Vision Publishers (Roosendall, Rotterdam, and Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, 1993 - ongoing), part 1, p. xl (n. 52), and part 2, under no. 332, p. 153

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), cat. no. 38, pp. 139-141, repr. p. 140; watermark p. 376

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/04/1981

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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