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Drawing - View of ships in Amsterdam harbour and on the Ij, with the arsenal (‘s lands zeemagazijn) of the Admiralty of Amsterdam on the left.
  • View of ships in Amsterdam harbour and on the Ij, with the arsenal (‘s lands zeemagazijn) of the Admiralty of Amsterdam on the left.
    Kobell, Hendrik, born 1751 - died 1779
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View of ships in Amsterdam harbour and on the Ij, with the arsenal (‘s lands zeemagazijn) of the Admiralty of Amsterdam on the left.

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Holland (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1773 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kobell, Hendrik, born 1751 - died 1779 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with grey wash; framing line in black ink. Signed at upper left, in brown ink,<i> Kobell f 1773</i>; and inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), <i>487</i>. Inscribed on old Dyce ruled mount, in pencil: at lower right, by Dyce, <i>Kobell</i>; above this, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), <i>151</i>; and underneath drawing, at centre, <i>6</i>.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.487

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 22

Physical description

Sea piece, with a pier on the left, and men working in a large barge carrying stores near several ships at anchor; Pen and bistre, washed with Indian ink; Signed Kobell 1773.

Place of Origin

Holland (possibly, drawn)

Date

1773 (made)

Artist/maker

Kobell, Hendrik, born 1751 - died 1779 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with grey wash; framing line in black ink. Signed at upper left, in brown ink, Kobell f 1773; and inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 487. Inscribed on old Dyce ruled mount, in pencil: at lower right, by Dyce, Kobell; above this, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), 151; and underneath drawing, at centre, 6.

Marks and inscriptions

Signed Kobell 1773, top-left corner.

Dimensions

Height: 107 mm, Width: 158 mm

Object history note

Provenance: Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Kobell, Hendrick;View of ships in Amsterdam harbour and on the Ij, with the arsenal (‘s lands zeemagazijn) of the Admiralty of Amsterdam on the left.; Pen and bistre, washed with Indian ink; Signed; Dutch School; 1773.

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. 1, Cat. 100, illustrated.

Materials

Pen; Bistre; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Sea; Pier; Ships; Barge

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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