Herman Saftleven II (Dutch, Rotterdam 1609–1685 Utrecht)
Watercolor, gum arabic, silver gouache (?), over a sketch in black chalk
sheet: 7 13/16 x 6 3/16 in. (19.9 x 15.7 cm)
Purchase, Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2008
Not on view
Signature: At lower left, signed with monogram and dated "HSL.f.1680"
Inscription: Verso: at upper center, partly cut, inscribed "N:a" in pen and brown ink, possibly by the artist; On the verso of the mount: at upper center, inscribed "Lychnis Hirsuta major|sei silvestris" in pen and brown ink, by the artist
probably Agneta Block (1629–1704, Amsterdam and Vijverhof, near Utrecht); possibly Samuel van Huls (Dutch, The Hague 1675–1734 The Hague); his sale, Jean Swart (18th century),May 14, 1736, part of lot 3882; Janet and John E. Marqusee Collection, cat. 565 (from label on frame's reverse); sale, Sotheby's, New York, January 24, 2007, lot 54; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
Jean Swart Catalogue d'un fort grand et excellent cabinet de desseins des plus fameux maitres des Pays-Bas, d'Allemagne, Francois, Anglois, et Italiens: Recueillis depuis plus de 50 ans par feu monsieur S: van Huls. Sale cat. The Hague, May 14, 1736, cat. no. part of lot 3882.
Sotheby's, New York Old Master Drawings. [Sale catalogue]. January 24, 2007, cat. no. 54, ill.
Artist: Attributed to Herman Saftleven II (Dutch, Rotterdam 1609–1685 Utrecht)Date: 1625–85Medium: Black chalk, brush and gray and pink wash. Framing lines in pen and brown ink at top, right, and bottom margins.Accession: 80.3.472On view in:Not on view
Artist: Herman Saftleven II (Dutch, Rotterdam 1609–1685 Utrecht)Date: 17th centuryMedium: Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on two sheets of paperAccession: 1995.197On view in:Not on view