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Various Insects by a Fungus

Artist:
Rochus van Veen (Dutch, ca. 1640–1693 Beverwijk)
Date:
1681
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over traces of black chalk. A ruled line in brown ink along the lower edge.
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 15/16 x 11 3/4 in. (20.1 x 29.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.416
Not on view
Signature: At lower left, inscribed "rocho van veen 1681" in pen and brown ink

Inscription: Verso: numbered "153" in brown ink
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, November 11, 1965, part of lot 17; Bernard Houthakker (born 1884, Amsterdam), Master Drawings, 1966, cat. 51; Saam Nijstad and Lily Nijstad-Einhorn (Dutch), The Hague; their sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, May 19, 2004, lot 118; Otto Naumann, Ltd.; his sale, Sotheby's, New York, January 25, 2007, lot 116; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

Sotheby's, London Catalogue of important Old Master Drawings [November 11, 1965]. 1965, cat. no. part of lot 17.

Charles Dumas, Robert-Jan te Rijdt Kleur en raffinement: tekeningen uit de Unicorno collectie. Ex. cat. Zwolle, 1994, cat. no. 21, ill.

Sotheby's, New York The Otto Naumann Ltd. Gallery Sale. Sale cat. January 25, 2007, cat. no. 116, ill.



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