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Four Tulips: Boter man (Butter Man), Joncker (Nobleman), Grote geplumaceerde (The Great Plumed One), and Voorwint (With the Wind)

Jacob Marrel (German, Frankenthal 1613/14–1681 Frankfurt am Main)

Period:
17th century
Date:
ca. 1635–45
Medium:
watercolor on vellum
Dimensions:
sheet (c.): 13 3/8 x 17 11/16 in. (34 x 44.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
68.66
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Left to right in pen and brown ink the names of the four species: Boter man (Butter Man) Joncker (Nobelman) Grote geplumaceerde (The Great Plumed One) Voorwint (With the Wind)
    Upper left corner in pen and brown ink: WV 23
    Upper right corner in pen and brown ink: N24

  • Provenance

    Otto Wertheimer

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 3, 1999–July 25, 1999.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 28, 2003–July 27, 2003.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Early Central European Drawings in New York Collections," April 3, 2012–September 3, 2012.

  • References

    Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide "Tulips in Dutch seventeenth century decorative arts." in The Magazine Antiques. April 1991, fig. no. pl.1, pp. 740-741, ill.

    Madeline Pinault Le Peintre et l'histoire naturelle. 1990, fig. no. p.149, pp. 146-147, ill.

    A. Hyatt Mayor The engagement calendar for 1971. Flowers for all seasons. 1971, ill.

    Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 90 (entry written by Stijn Alsteens); p. x, xiv (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.

    Jacob Bean, John J. McKendry "A Fortunate Year." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 27, no. 6, New York, February 1969, fig. no. Cover ill., p. 316., ill.

    J. T. Butler "The American way with art." in Connoisseur. vol. 72, 1969, fig. no. p.64, p. 62, ill.

    Ingvar Bergström "Jacob Marrel's Earliest Tulip Book -- Hitherto Unknown." in Tableau. vol. 7, no. 2, November 1984, footnote 34, pp. 40, 46.

    William W. Robinson Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings, A Selection from the Maida and George Abrams Collection. Ex. cat. 1991, briefly mentioned under no.99, p. 216.

    Michiel C. Plomp The Dutch Drawings in the Teyler Museum; Volume II: Artists born between 1575 and 1630. Haarlem / Ghent / Doornspijk, 1997, cat. no. 252, p. 234.



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