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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.29
People
Hans Bol, Netherlandish (Mechelen, Belgium 1534 - 1593 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title
Landscape with a Road near a Pond
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1590
Culture
Netherlandish
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown and gray ink and gray wash over black chalk on off-white antique laid paper, framing lines in brown ink
Dimensions
14.6 x 21.1 cm (5 3/4 x 8 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper left, brown ink: Dr Petzold.
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink: M G A [in monogram] [Lugt 3306, mark of Maida and George Abrams]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, brown ink: E / J [encircled] [Lugt 873b, mark of Ernst Jürgen Otto]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink: Dr POKORNY [encircled] [Lugt 2036, mark of Franz Pokorny]
  • inscription: lower center, brown ink: Hans Bol / 1590
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: 7. 1
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 713 / Oprtur
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: B [underlined]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: Hans Bol 1534 Mecheln - 1593 Amsterdam
Provenance
Dr. Joseph Benjamin Petzold, Vienna (19th Century). Dr. Frans Pokorny, Vienna (19th Century). [Gutekunst-Klipstein, Bern, April 28, 1955, lot 321]. Ernst Jürgen Otto, Celle (Lugt 873b). [Gebr. Douwes, Amsterdam]. [Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam]. Nathan Chaikin, Tolochenaz. (?) [Alfred Brod Gallery, London]. Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306), 1968
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
1.2018.29
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Franklin W. Robinson, ed., Things of this World: A Selection of Dutch Drawings from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA, 1972), cat. 7, pp. 12, 28, and 41-43, repr. p. 29

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), pp. 28-29, cat. no. 2, repr. p. 29

Exhibition History

Things of this World: A Selection of Dutch Drawings from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 10/31/1972 - 02/25/1973

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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