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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.123.46
People
Govert Flinck, Dutch (Cleves 1615 - 1660 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title
Man in Middle Eastern Costume Standing in a Landscape
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Standing Oriental
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, album page
Date
1638
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk on vellum
Dimensions
15.2 × 11 cm (6 × 4 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower right, black chalk: G.Flinck.f / 1638
  • inscription: lower left, brown ink: g/flink 1631
Provenance
Private collector, Great Britain, sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1987; The Maida and George Abrams Collection, 1999.123.46.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.123.46
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This sheet forms part of a seventeenth-century Dutch album, in its original binding, which contains 41 small, full-page drawings on vellum by more than 27 different artists.
Publication History

William W. Robinson, Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings: A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, exh. cat., H. O. Zimman, Inc. (Lynn, MA, 1991), p. 58, under no. 20, fig. 1

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. 48, pp. 122-23, 257, repr.

Holm Bevers, Lee Hendrix, William W. Robinson, and Peter Schatborn, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Pupils: Telling the Difference, exh. cat., J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, 2009), under cat. no. 3.2, p. 62, repr. p. 63, fig. 3a, and under cat. no. 4.2, p. 67

Peter Schatborn, "The Early, Rembrandtesque Drawings of Govert Flinck", Master Drawings (Spring 2010), vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 4-38, pp. 7,13, repr. p. 4 as fig. 1

Peter Schatborn, Rembrandt and his Circle: Drawings in the Frits Lugt Collection, Thoth Publishers and Fondation Custodia (2010), vol. 1, p. 205, under cat. no. 78, repr. vol. 2, p. 224, fig. 40

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), cat. no. 23, pp. 25, 84-5, and p. 76, under cat. no. 20, repr. p. 85

Emmanuelle Brugerolles, Mària van Berge-Gerbaud, and Peter Schatborn, Rembrandt et son entourage, exh. cat., Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris, 2012), under cat. no. 21, p. 86

William W. Robinson, "The Abrams Album: An 'Album Amicorum' of Dutch Drawings from the Seventeeth Century", Master Drawings (Spring 2015), LIII, no. 1, pp. 3-58, pp. 46-49, repr. p. 48 as fig. 43

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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