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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.156
People
Attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flemish (Brussels, Belgium 1568 - 1625 Antwerp, Belgium)
Title
Two Studies of an Ostrich
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Flemish
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Blue, green, pink and brown washes and brown ink on cream antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
20.4 x 14.1 cm (8 1/16 x 5 9/16 in.)
mount: 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: center of body, brown ink: soyt [? or sbyl?]
  • inscription: top of thigh: d'be[en?] d'le
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper right, brown ink: J Bell
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: Sp. 27. A [? or 5/o. 27. A]
  • inscription: at left-hand head, brown ink: brungrau. ...
  • inscription: at left neck, brown ink: licht grau ...
  • inscription: upper right, brown ink: 9 voeten hooghe
Provenance
Private Collector, St. Louis. [Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 20 January 1982, lot 53], sold; to [Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario], long-term loan to; Fogg Art Museum, sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in honor of Virginia Deknatel
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.156
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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