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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Roelant Roghman, Dutch (Amsterdam, Netherlands 1627 - 1692 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Develstein Castle
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Gray wash and black chalk with scratchwork and touches of graphite on cream antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
35.2 x 49 cm (13 7/8 x 19 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Signed lower right, brown ink: R. R. 164[7]
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: Het Huis Develstein / 188 [above a cut-off inscription in graphite probably also reading Huis Develstein]
  • inscription: Verso, lower right: [in graphite] huys te [and in brown ink] Develsteyn
  • watermark: center: Strasbourg Lily with WR below
  • collector's mark: Verso, lower right, blue ink: M G A [in monogram] (Lugt 3306, mark of The Maida and George Abrams Collection)
Hillebrand Bentes, Amsterdam. Sold [through unidentified auction house, Amsterdam, October 16, 1708 (no. 95 or 236 on the list drawn up before the sale)]. Christiaan van der Hoek, Ouderhoek. Anthonie van der Hoek, Ouderhoek. Jean de Wolf, Ouderhoek. Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam, sold [through his sale, Amsterdam, March 3, 1800, lot KK6]. C. S. Roos, Amsterdam. Eduard Chicorius, Dresden. [C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 5-6, 1908, lot 583, sale was canceled and the drawing sold directly to]; Oskar Huldschinsky, Berlin, sold; [through Paul Graupe, Berlin, November 3, 1931, lot 73]. Private collector, by descent to his grandson, sold; [via ArtConsult] to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306), 2001
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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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), pp. 156-157, cat. no. 65, repr. p. 157

Peter C. Sutton and William W. Robinson, Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., Bruce Museum and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2011), pp. 32, 144-145, cat. no. 54, repr. p. 145

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

Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, 09/24/2011 - 01/08/2012; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 04/15/2012 - 07/08/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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