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Drawing - Two naked children playing with a puppy
  • Two naked children playing with a puppy
    Verkolje, Nicolaas, born 1673 - died 1746
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Two naked children playing with a puppy

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    ca. 1710

  • Artist/Maker:

    Verkolje, Nicolaas, born 1673 - died 1746 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush and greyish-brown wash, over graphite, with some of the contours strengthened in black chalk

  • Museum number:

    7816

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 249, box A

Physical description

On the right a naked child, seated on a rock, holds up a puppy, while on the left another naked child, reclining and seen from the back, reaches up to take the puppy. Below his right elbow is the dog’s water bowl.

Date

ca. 1710

Artist/maker

Verkolje, Nicolaas, born 1673 - died 1746 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Brush and greyish-brown wash, over graphite, with some of the contours strengthened in black chalk

Marks and inscriptions

Signed (or inscribed?) at lower left, in black chalk, N:Verkolje.

Dimensions

Height: 200 mm, Width: 217 mm

Object history note

Possibly Jan Willem Barchman Wuytiers (1726–91), Utrecht, possibly his sale, Utrecht, Wild et Altheer, 17 September 1792, Album F, lot 58: ‘Twee Kindertjes met een jonge Hond spelende, met rood en O.I. Inkt uitvoerig gewasschen, door n. verkolje’ (to ‘Verhoezen’ for 1 fl.); possibly Cornelis Stroo (1746–1810), Alkmaar, possibly his sale, Alkmaar, Coster, 29 July 1811, Album M, lot 77, ‘Twee Kindertjes met een Hond spelende, met Roet, door Verkolje’; the bookseller and printer Antoine Bachelin-Deflorenne (b. 1835), Paris; from whom purchased (with cat. nos. 400 and 504–7) by the museum (dry stamp version of L. 1958), 24 October 1870 for £1. 10s. 0d.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Two naked children playing with a puppy, by Nicolaas Verkolje, ca.1710, Dutch school

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. I, Cat.399, illus. p.325.

Materials

Paper; Brush; Graphite; Black chalk; Material

Techniques

Drawing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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