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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.183
People
Joachim Wtewael, Dutch (Utrecht, Netherlands 1566 - 1638 Utrecht, Netherlands)
Title
Belgica Offered Help
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1612
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink, gray wash, and white opaque watercolor over black chalk on off-white antique laid paper, framing line in black ink
Dimensions
19.3 x 25 cm (7 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower left, black ink: Jo W[a?]e [deleted with gray wash] and lower center, black ink: Jo. Wte Wael
  • inscription: verso, upper center, graphite: 151 [encircled, upside down]
  • watermark: Coat of arms with a rampant lion with 4 and PAP below; variant of Heawood 3135 (Schieland, 1633)
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, blue ink stamp: L. 3306 (Maida and George Abrams)
  • inscription: lower center, black ink, in the artist's hand: 5
Provenance
Einar Perman, Stockholm, by descent; to his son, Einar Perman, Stockholm, sold; to [Robert M. Light & Co., Santa Barbara, CA], sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston (L.3306, verso, lower left), 1988; The Maida and George Abrams Collection, 1999
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.183
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Nils Lindhagen and Per Bjurström, Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Nationalmuseum and other Swedish Collections, exh. cat., National Museum Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden, 1953), cat. no. 83, p. 34, repr. pl. 15

Einar Perman, Oude Tekeningen uit de Nederlanden. Verzameling Prof. E. Perman, Stockholm, exh. cat., Singer Museum (Laren, The Netherlands, 1962), cat. no. 151, p. 27, repr. pl. 27

Elizabeth McGrath, "A Netherlandish History by Joachim Wtewael", Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, The Warburg Institute (London, England, 1975), vol. 38, pp. 182-217, pp. 182 (n. 2), 183, 188-89, 194-95, 200, and 207 (n. 98), repr. pl. 27a

Mimi Cazort, Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C, 1988), under cat. no. 33, p. 108

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. 2, pp. 22-23, repr.

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), under cat. no. 27, p. 251 (n.1)

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, under cat. no. 27, p. 251 (n. 1)

Michiel C. Plomp and Eric Domela Nieuwenhuis, De verzamelingen van het Centraal Museum Utrecht. 7. Werken op papier tot 1850, ed. Liesbeth M. Helmus, Centraal Museum Utrecht (Utrecht, 2004), under cat. nos. 4A and 4B, p. 56

Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman, Stained Glass in the Netherlands before 1795, Amsterdam University Press and Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam, 2011), part 1, pp. 249 and 260 (n. 296)

Stijn Alsteens, [Review] William W. Robinson, with Susan Anderson, "Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums", Master Drawings (Winter 2015), LIII, no. 4, pp. 531-534, p. 532

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. 19; cat. no. 100, pp. 327-329, repr. p. 328; watermark p. 383

Exhibition History

Oude Tekeningen uit de Nederlanden: Verzameling Prof. E. Perman, Stockholm, Singer Museum, Laren, 06/09/1962 - 09/16/1962

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, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/22/2003 - 07/06/2003

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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