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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.250
People
Simon de Vlieger, Dutch (Rotterdam 1600/1601 - 1653 Weesp)
Title
View of Weesp
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1649-1653
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk, gray wash, some incised lines in lower half of added strip at right, on off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
39.3 x 67.9 cm (15 1/2 x 26 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower left, brown ink: 1280
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: Simon de Vlieger
  • watermark:
    Arms of Bern; related to Lindt 98–101 (House of Beyer Halbysen or Jeronimus Halbysen, possibly the mill “La Mothe” near Yverdon, canton of Vaud, 1550–73)
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 19
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: PTRgn.
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink: L. 3306 (Maida and George Abrams)
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 139203
Provenance
[Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 18 November 1985, lot 127, repr.] sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (L. 3306, verso, lower left); The Maida and George Abrams Collection, inv. no. 2008.250.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.250
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Frederik J. Duparc, Landscape in Perspective: Drawings by Rembrandt and his Contemporaries, exh. cat., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, 1988), cat. no. 99, p. 225, repr.

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), cat. no. 37, pp. 92-93, repr.

George S. Keyes, "[Review] Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings. A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection", Master Drawings (Winter 1992), vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 443-448, pp. 447-8

Ben Broos and Marijn Schapelhouman, Oude tekeningen in het bezit van het Amsterdams Historisch Museum, waaronder de collectie Fodor. Nederlandse Tekenaars geboren tussen 1600 en 1660, Amsterdams Historisch Museum and Waanders Uitgevers (Amsterdam and Zwolle, 1993), under cat. no. 170, p. 217 (n. 9)

George S. Keyes, "Vlieger, Simon de", The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. (London, 1996), vol. 32, pp. 671-73, p. 673

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. 68, pp. 162-63, 263, and 280, 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)

Ida Kemperman-Wilke and Aukje Zondergeld-Hamer, Weesp, 650 jaar stad, Enter Weesp bv (Weesp, 2005), pp. 32-33, repr.

Friso Lammertse and Jaap Van Der Veen, Uylenburgh & Son: Art and Commerce from Rembrandt to De Lairesse 1625-1675, exh. cat., Waanders Uitgevers and The Rembrandt House Museum (Zwolle, The Netherlands, 2006), repr. p. 39, fig. 18

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), p. 20; cat. no. 94, pp. 309-311, repr. p. 310 (foldout); watermark p. 382

Exhibition History

Landscape in Perspective: Drawings by Rembrandt and his Contemporaries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/20/1988 - 04/03/1988; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 04/15/1988 - 05/29/1988

Seventeenth-Century Dutch Drawings: A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 02/23/1991 - 04/18/1991; Albertina Gallery, Vienna, 05/16/1991 - 06/30/1991; Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 01/22/1992 - 04/22/1992; Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/10/1992 - 12/06/1992

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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