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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.2
People
Balthasar van der Ast, Dutch (Middelburg, Netherlands 1593 - 1657 Delft, Netherlands)
Previously attributed to Bartholomeus Abrahamsz. Assteyn, Dutch (Dordrecht, Netherlands 1607 - after 1667 Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Title
Feathered Cone Shell
Other Titles
Alternate Title: A Shell: Net Hooren
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1660
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, transparent watercolor, and white opaque watercolor on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
12 x 19.7 cm (4 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: brown ink, center: Net Hooren; lower right: BA.
  • inscription: on mount, graphite, lower right: B v d Ast. 606
  • watermark: None
Provenance
[Christie's, Amsterdam, November 25, 1992, lot 626 (together with two other drawings of shells as Bartolomeus Assteyn)], sold; to Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
2018
Object Number
1.2018.2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

William W. Robinson, Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 102b, repr.

Exhibition History

Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, British Museum, London, 06/13/2002 - 09/22/2002; Institut Néerlandais, Paris, 10/10/2002 - 12/08/2002; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/22/2003 - 07/06/2003

Mirror of Holland: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Part 1, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 11/20/2010 - 03/06/2011

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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