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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

Daniël Johannes Torman Kerkhoff (Dutch, Amsterdam 1766–1831 Amsterdam)
1795 or after
Pen and black ink, brush and gray ink, over black chalk; framing line in pen and brown ink
sheet: 15 7/16 x 21 3/4 in. (39.2 x 55.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Frits and Rita Markus Fund, 2012
Accession Number:
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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