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Drawing - Study of a sleeping spaniel
  • Study of a sleeping spaniel
    Saftleven, Cornelis , born 1607 - died 1681
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Study of a sleeping spaniel

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Holland (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saftleven, Cornelis , born 1607 - died 1681 (attributed to)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black, red and white chalks on brown oatmeal paper; framing line in brown ink.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.479

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 26

Physical description

A sleeping spaniel is curled up in a ball, its head resting on its right foreleg, with the two hind legs fully visible at lower centre; it is identifiable by its brown and white coat as the breed that would now be termed an English Springer Spaniel.

Place of Origin

Holland (possibly, drawn)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Saftleven, Cornelis , born 1607 - died 1681 (attributed to)

Materials and Techniques

Black, red and white chalks on brown oatmeal paper; framing line in brown ink.

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 479

Inscribed
on old ruled and gold mount, in pencil: at lower right, by Dyce, J. Sandbyand to the right of this, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), 246

Dimensions

Height: 153 mm, Width: 200 mm

Object history note

Thomas Sandby (1721–98), Windsor and London; Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Study of a sleeping spaniel, Corenis Saftleven (attributed to), Dutch School, 17th century

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.174, p.225

Materials

Paper; Chalk; Brown ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Spaniel

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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