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Studies of Two Pollard Willows; Verso: Wide Landscape Prospect

Artist:
Abraham Bloemaert (Netherlandish, Gorinchem 1566–1651 Utrecht)
Date:
late 16th–mid-17th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, watercolor, traces of black chalk, framing line in pen and brown ink; verso black chalk and watercolor
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 12 3/16 in. (21 x 31 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.242.3
Not on view
Signature: At lower center, signed with initials "AB fe" in pen and black ink. Verso: at lower center, signed with initials "AB fe" in pen and black ink

Inscription: At lower left, inscribed "f. 6 - p" [?] in pen and black ink; at lower right, inscribed "Bloemaert" in pen and black ink (18th-century handwriting?)

Marking: On the old mount: at lower right, inscribed "31468" (Colnaghi stock number) in graphite
I. Bloch (Amsterdam); sale, Christie's, London, June 23, 1970, lot 61; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971," January 18, 1972–April 16, 1972.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

Christie's, London Catalogue of Fine Old Master Drawings [Sale cat.: June 23, 1970]. 1970, cat. no. 61, ill.

Jacob Bean Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 18 - April 16). New York, 1972, cat. no. 75, p. 32.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Abraham Bloemaert, 1564-1651: prints and drawings. Ex. cat.: September 11-November 4, 1973. New York, 1973, cat. no. 29.

Felice Stampfle Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century, Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the 17th Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. NY-Oxford-Toronto, 1979, cat. no. 43, p. 79.

Helen Bobritzky Mules "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 42, no. 4, New York, 1985, pp. 28-29.

Frederik J. Duparc Landscape in Perspective: Drawings by Rembrandt and his Contemporaries. Exh. cat., Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Feb. 20-April 3, 1988; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, April 15-May 29, 1988. 1988, cat. no. 11, ill.

Felice Stampfle, Nicholas Turner Netherlandish Drawings of the 15th and 16th centuries and Flemish Drawings of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1991, cited here, cat. no. 34, p. 20.

Susan Kuretsky Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art. Exh. cat., Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, Apr. 8-June 19, 2005, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Aug. 20-Oct. 30, 2005, and at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Jan. 10-Mar. 26, 2006. New York, 2005, cat. no. 19, ill.

Jaap Bolten Abraham Bloemaert, c. 1565 - 1651: The Drawings. 2007, cat. no. 1492, ill.

Liesbeth M. Helmus The Bloemaert Effect: Colour and Composition in the Golden Age. Exh. cat., Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Nov. 11, 2011-Feb. 5, 2012 and at the Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Feb. 24 - May 28, 2012. 2011, cat. no. 65, ill.



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