River Landscape with a Man Standing by a Boathouse

Philips Koninck (Dutch, Amsterdam 1619–1688 Amsterdam)
mid-17th–late 17th century
Pen and brown ink, reddish-brown (red chalk?), gray wash.
6 1/16 x 8 13/16 in. (15.4 x 22.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: On verso at upper left: 8/30
Lower left corner faintly visible collector's mark of Jan Pieters Zoomer (Lugt 1511)
Verso lower left in Esdaile's hand in pen and brown ink "Rembrand"
Below that in red ink: N 2913 (Goll van Franckenstein number) (Lugt 2987)
Below that in pen and brown ink by Esdaile "1833 WE 100XX out of Goll van Fralkensteins coll."
Verso right of center in pen and brown ink: WEsdaile
Verso upper left in pen & red brown ink inscription of Valerius Rover (Lugt Supp.2984a): 8/30 (8 over 30)
Verso lower right in pencil "P(?)-16"

Marking: Verso lower left collector's mark of Robert Stayner Holford (Lugt 2243).
Jan Pietersz Zoomer; Valerius Röver; Johann Edler Goll van Franckenstein (Dutch); Johan Goll van Franckenstein Sr.; Pieter Hendrik Goll van Franckenstein; William Esdaile (British); his sale, Christie's, London, June 23, 1840, lot 1024 (as by Rembrandt); Robert Stayner Holford (British); his sale, Christie's, London, July 11–14, 1893, lot 665 (as by Rembrandt); Frank T. Sabin (British); Martin B. Asscher; Harry G. Sperling; Donor: Harry G. Sperling
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Collection d'Imitations des Dessins. 1821, ill.

John Smith A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the Dutch, Flemish and French Painters. vol. 7, 1836, cat. no. 20, p. 200.

Gustav Friedrich Waagen Art Treasures of Great Britain. vol. 2, 1854, p. 204.

Frits Lugt Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes. Marques estampillés et écrites de collections particulières et publiques. Marques de marchands, de monteurs, et d'imprimeurs. Cachets de vente d'artistes décédés. Marques de graveurs apposées.... Amsterdam, 1921, p. 560.

Great Drawings of All Time. Edited by Ira Moskowitz, vol. 3, New York, 1962, cat. no. 614, ill.

Christopher White "Dutch Landscapes from the Collection of Harry G. Sperling." Master Drawings. vol.12, no. 1, 1974, fig. no. 30, pp. 40-41, ill.

Werner Sumowski Drawings of the Rembrandt School. vol. 6, New York, 1982, cat. no. 1520x, ill.

Helen Bobritzky Mules "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 42, no. 4, New York, 1985, p. 34.

Michiel C. Plomp The Dutch Drawings in the Teyler Museum; Volume II: Artists born between 1575 and 1630. Haarlem / Ghent / Doornspijk, 1997, cat. no. 128 & 233, pp. 143 & 218.