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The Ruins of Castle Merxem, near Antwerp

Artist:
Jan Brueghel the Elder (Netherlandish, Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp)
Date:
1610
Medium:
Pen and brown ink with pink, blue, gray, and yellow washes
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/2 x 12 5/16in. (16.5 x 31.2cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, in memory of Frits Markus, Louis V. Bell and Harry G. Sperling Funds, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.638
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right, inscribed "Kastel van straelen bij Antwerp 1610" (location and date) in pen and ink; at lower left, inscribed "P. Breugel" in pen and ink (probably the hand writing of Jan Pietersz. Zomer, 1641-1724). Verso: at lower left, inscribed "N233" in pen and ink; at upper left (upside down), inscribed "P. Zaenredam...(crossed out) nein da dieser war 1597 geboren.../ P Breughel bezeichnet, aber wohl unsicher/ Gruyter B 12th" in graphite

Marking: Verso: at lower left, collection mark of K.E. von Kiphart (Lugt 1687); at upper left, collection mark of R. von Liphart (Lugt 1758)
Probably owned by Jan Pietersz. Zomer (Dutch, Amsterdam 1641–1699 Amsterdam)(1641-1724), Amsterdam; Karl Eduard Liphart (1808–1891); Reinhold von Liphart (Ratshof, second half 19th century); his sale C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, sale 64, June 27,1899, lot 93 (as by P. Bruegel, 1600); Consul Bernhard Limburger (Leipzig), thence by descent; Vendor: Artemis Fine Arts SA Luxembourg
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 5, 2001–January 28, 2002.

C. G. Boerner, Leipzig Katalog mehrerer Sammlungen von Handzeichnungen und Aquarellen alter und neuerer Meister darunter viele Vorzügliche Blätter Miet vier Illustrationen. 1899, cat. 93 (as by Pieter Breughel).

Fifty Drawings by Old Masters in Private Collections. Edited by Felix Becker, Leipzig, 1922, cat. no. 8, ill.

Felix Becker Handzeichnungen alter Meister in Privatsammlungen: Fünfzig Bisher nicht Veröffentlichte originalzeichnungen des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts. 1922, cat. no. 8, ill.

Wolfgang Adler Jan Wildens. Der Landschaftsmitarbeiter des Rubens. Fridingen, 1980, pp. 53, 248, 249; fig. 226; p. 89, note no. 279, ill.

Wolfgang Adler Corpus Rubenianum: Landscapes. vol. 18, no. 1, 1982, cat. no. 17, ill.

C. G. Boerner LLC, New York Old Master Drawings. Exh. cat., 21st January - 8th February. 2002, cat. no. 16, ill.

Carmen C. Bambach, Michiel C. Plomp, Colta Ives, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2001-2002." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 60, no. 2, Autumn 2002, Entry written by Michiel C. Plomp, p. 16, ill.

Stijn Alsteens, Carmen C. Bambach, George R. Goldner, Colta Ives, Perrin Stein, Nathalie Strasser Raphael to Renoir Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna Exh. cat.: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Jan. 21-Apr. 26, 2009 and National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, June 5-Sept. 6, 2009. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2010, p. 101, fig. 40 (entry written by Stijn Alsteens), fig. no. 40, ill.



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