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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.207
People
Nicolaes Maes, Dutch (Dordrecht 1634 - 1693 Amsterdam)
Title
Head of an Old Woman
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, brown wash, red chalk, and random marks in black chalk on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 9.9 x 9.5 cm (3 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: in curatorial file, typeface: [at left] THE / DENVER / ART / MUSEUM [center] No. SE.1977.6.76 / Artist Nicolaes Maes / Title Head of an Old Woman / Date / Medium Pen and ink, chalk, wash / Dimensions 10 1/4 x 10" / Credit line Fogg Art Musm, Havard / Beq. of Meta and P.J. Sachs
  • label: in curatorial file, typeface: Intenational Exhibitions Foundation / "SEVENTEENTH CENTURY DUTCH DRAWINGS FROM / AMERICAN COLLECTIONS" / 76. Nicolaes Maes / Head of an Old Woman[underlined] / Lent by Fogg Art Museum, Harvard / University, Bequest of Meta and Paul / J. Sachs
  • inscription: verso, lower left, brown ink: 1972
  • watermark: none
Provenance
[Frederick Keppel & Co., New York], sold; to Meta and Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (L. 2091, without his mark), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.207
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 513, p. 270; vol. 2, repr. fig. 262

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 83, p. 19

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] : given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), p. 206

Franklin W. Robinson, Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1977), cat. no. 76, pp. 77-79, and p. xvii, repr. fig. 76

Werner Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, ed. Walter Strauss, Abaris Books (New York, NY, 1979), vol. 3, p. 1686, under no. 782x and vol. 8, p. 4092, no. 1823x and p. 4094, under no. 1824x

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), p. 94, under cat. no. 28, repr. fig. 1

Exhibition History

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 01/30/1977 - 03/13/1977; Denver Art Museum, Denver, 04/01/1977 - 05/15/1977; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 06/01/1977 - 07/15/1977

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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