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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2018.101
People
Jan Lievens, Dutch (Leiden, Netherlands 1607 - 1674 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title
Cottage among Trees
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Forest Landscape with Cottages
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink on toned Asian paper, mounted overall to a sheet of off-white antique laid paper; framing lines in dark black ink
Dimensions
22.3 x 37 cm (8 3/4 x 14 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso of mount, lower right , blue ink: M G A [in monogram] [Lugt 3306, mark of Maida and George Abrams]
  • inscription: lower left, brown ink, in the artist's hand: IL
  • inscription: bottom center, faint brown ink: van Borssum
  • inscription: verso of mount, upper left, brown ink: n75x
  • inscription: verso of mount, lower left, faint graphite: 1843
  • inscription: verso of mount, bottom center, very faint graphite: 276 / J. Lievens
Provenance
[Christie's, London, December 12, 1978, lot 152], sold [via Richard Day, London]; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (Lugt 3306)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift
Accession Year
2018
Object Number
1.2018.101
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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. 144-145, cat. no. 59, repr. p. 145

Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, 2008), under cat. nos. 126-127, fig. 2

Peter Schatborn, Rembrandt and his Circle: Drawings in the Frits Lugt Collection, Thoth Publishers and Fondation Custodia (2010), vol. 1, p. 291, under cat. no. 118

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, 62-63, cat. no. 13, repr. p. 63

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

Mirror of Holland: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, Part 1, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 11/20/2010 - 03/06/2011

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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