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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2013.171
People
Johannes Bronckhorst, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1648 - 1727 Hoorn, Netherlands)
Title
Two East Indian Birds
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Hummingbird and Bird of Paradise
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on parchment, framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
28.9 x 34.7 cm (11 3/8 x 13 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: gray wash, center left: J. v. B fe:
  • inscription: former mat, printed cutout from publication stamped with red ink, interior, lower right: [red ink stamp] 1965 / [printed text] 6 / Johannes van Bronchorst / Leiden 1648--1727 Hoorn [in italics] / A bird of paradise and a humming-bird / Gouache on parchment, 290 : 346 mm [in italics] / Signed with monogram [in italics]
  • inscription: former mat, interior, lower right, graphite: neg 989 / 0525g
  • inscription: former mat, interior, lower right, graphite: Bronkhorst 33159.17
  • inscription: former mat, verso, upper left, black ink: 15
  • watermark: none
Provenance
[Bernard Houthakker Gallery, Amsterdam] sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1965 (without their mark, L. 3306); The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George S. Abrams in memory of Anthony Lewis, Harvard Class of 1948.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George S. Abrams in memory of Anthony Lewis, Harvard Class of 1948
Accession Year
2013
Object Number
2013.171
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Master Drawings exhibited by Bernard Houthakker, auct. cat. (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1965), cat. no 6, n.p., repr.

Franklin W. Robinson, Selections from the Collection of Dutch drawings of Maida and George Abrams, exh. cat., Jewett Arts Center (Wellesley, MA, 1969), cat. no. 38, n.p., repr.

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, checklist (unpublished, 1980), no. 26

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. 106, pp. 238-39 and 271, 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, p. 101 (n. 3)

Jane Turner, Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum (2012), under cat. no. 85, p. 200

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. 14, pp. 67-69, repr. p. 68

Exhibition History

Selections from the Collection of Dutch Drawings of Maida and George Abrams, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Hanover, 03/27/1969 - 04/28/1969; Wellesley College Museum of Art, Wellesley, 05/04/1969 - 06/04/1969; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 09/17/1969 - 10/12/1969; University of Connecticut Museum of Art, Storrs, 10/18/1969 - 11/16/1969

The Draughtsman at Work. Drawing in the Golden Century of Dutch Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/04/1981

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

32Q: 2300 Dutch & Flemish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/09/2017 - 09/08/2017

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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