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Popular Celebrations in Dam Square, Amsterdam, on 4 March 1795, marking the erection of the Liberty Tree and the success of the Batavian Revolution

Artist:
Daniël Johannes Torman Kerkhoff (Dutch, Amsterdam 1766–1831 Amsterdam)
Date:
1795 or after
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and gray ink, over black chalk; framing line in pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 7/16 x 21 3/4 in. (39.2 x 55.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Frits and Rita Markus Fund, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.49
Not on view
Signature: At lower left, on the strip of paper beneath the drawing, inscribed "D. Kerkoff delin" in pen and brown ink

Inscription: Below, on the separate strip of paper beneath the drawing, inscribed "HET FEEST TER INWYDING DER VRYHEIDS BOOM OP HET REVOLUTIE PLYN VOOR T' HUIS DER GEMEENe / GEVIERD IN AMSTERDAM OP DEN 4 MAART 1795 HET EERSTE JAAR DER BATASSFSCHE VRIJHEID" in pen and grey ink, by the artist. On the old mount (preserved in the departmental files): at lower right, inscribed "D. Kerkhoff" in pen and brown ink (19th-century handwriting). On the back of the old mount (preserved in the departmental files): at lower left, inscribed "Leonhardt / R & M." [or "H."?] in graphite (20th-century handwriting); below, inscribed "Leonhardt" in graphite (20th-century handwriting)
possibly Johannes Hermanus Henricus Leonhardt (Amsterdam, 1833–1904); probably his son, George Leonhardt (Amsterdam, 1866–1943); his son, George J.G. Leonhardt (Amsterdam, 1901–1981); his wife, G.E.A.M. Leonhardt-Pilz von Wernhof (Switzerland); her sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, July 5, 2011, lot 53; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Atlas of Amsterdam: Amsterdam in Old Master and 19th Century Drawings, Prints, Maps and Books: The Property of Mrs. G.E.A.M. Leonhardt-Pilz von Wernhof, Switzerland. [Sale cat.: November 20, 1989]. Christie's, Amsterdam, 1989, cat. no. 253, ill.

Christie's, London Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours. [Sale catalogue]. July 5, 2011, cat. no. 53, ill.



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