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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Isaac de Moucheron, Dutch (Amsterdam, Netherlands 1667 - 1744 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Man Leading a Horse by a Pond in a Stormy, Wooded Landscape
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Man Leading Horse on Forest Track
Work Type
17th century
Physical Descriptions
Black ink, gray wash, and white opaque watercolor on cream antique laid paper, double framing line in black ink
20.8 x 31.5 cm (8 3/16 x 12 3/8 in.)
image: 15.2 x 22.5 cm (6 x 8 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower center, black ink: J. Moucheron fecit
  • inscription: verso, upper left, brown ink: 10
  • watermark: I VILLEDARY; variant of Churchill 27, countermark (1691); the Jean Villedary dynasty of papermakers was active in Angoumois (Vraichamp, Beauvais, and La Couronne) 1668–1758, and Gelderland (Hattem) 1758–1812
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, blue ink stamp: L. 3306 (Maida and George Abrams)
Van den Brande collection, Middelburg, by descent; to E. C. Baron van Pallandt, Haarlem [1], sold; [Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 26 September 1972, lot 359]; to Adolph Schwartz, Amsterdam, sold; to [Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara] sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1991 (L. 3306, verso, lower right); The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Milton Gwirtzman, Harvard Class of 1954, 2011.518.

[1] It is not clear whether Pieter van den Brande (167?-1718) and/or his son, Johan Pieter van den Brande I (1707-1758) formed the collection that descended to Baron van Pallandt (sale 1972). See Charles Dumas and Robert-Jan te Rijdt, "Kleur en Raffinement: Tekeningen uit de unicorno collectie," Zwolle, 1994, pp. 90-91.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Milton Gwirtzman, Harvard Class of 1954
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Andrea Busiri Vici, "Fantasie Grafiche Romane d'Isaac de Moucheron", L'Urbe: rivista romana di storia, arte, lettere, costumanze (March -April 1981), vol. 2, pp. 63-65, p. 64, repr. fig. 8

Nina Wedde, "Isaac de Moucheron (1677-1744): His Life and Works with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Drawings, Watercolors, Paintings, and Etchings", Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, 1996), vol. 1, cat. no. D70, pp. 70 and 256, and under cat. no. D72, p. 256

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. 76, pp. 178-9, 264 and 277, repr.

Michiel C. Plomp, "[Review] Bruegel to Rembrandt. Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection.", Oud Holland (2004), vol. 117, no. 1/2, pp. 99-102, pp. 100 and 101 (n. 3)

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. 60a, pp. 207-209, repr. p. 208 (top); watermark p. 378

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

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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