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Various Insects by a Fungus

Rochus van Veen (Dutch, ca. 1640–1693 Beverwijk)
Watercolor and gouache over traces of black chalk. A ruled line in brown ink along the lower edge.
sheet: 7 15/16 x 11 3/4 in. (20.1 x 29.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2007
Accession Number:
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 catalogue]. January 25, 2007, cat. no. 116, ill.

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