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Drawing - A fantasy town or monastery on a rocky promontory overlooking a river
  • A fantasy town or monastery on a rocky promontory overlooking a river
    Battem, Gerrit
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A fantasy town or monastery on a rocky promontory overlooking a river

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1688 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Battem, Gerrit (artist)
    Verwer, Adriaen (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Point of brush and grey wash, with touches of pen and black ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.485

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 25

Physical description

Castle on the bank of a river; boats in the foreground on the right

Place of Origin

Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca.1688 (made)

Artist/maker

Battem, Gerrit (artist)
Verwer, Adriaen (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Point of brush and grey wash, with touches of pen and black ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 125 mm, Width: 173 mm

Object history note

Ralph Udney (dates unknown);1 possibly William Esdaile (1758–1837), London, 2 possibly his sale, London, Christie’s, 18–25 June 1840, one of four in lot 1347: ‘Werver. Four river-scenes; pen and Indian ink’ (with lot 1346 to ‘Gibbs’ for £0. 5s. 0d.); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing, A fantasy town or monastery on a rocky promontory overlooking a river, attributed to Gerrit Battem, Point of brush and grey wash, with touches of pen and black ink on paper, Dutch School, ca.1688

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

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. I, Cat. no. 8, illus

Materials

Pen; Paper; Ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Boats; River; Castle

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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