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Drawing - River landscape with sailing boats and a man gathering peat
  • River landscape with sailing boats and a man gathering peat
    Erkelens, Anthonij , born 1774 - died 1804
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River landscape with sailing boats and a man gathering peat

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Rotterdam

  • Date:

    late 18th century

  • Artist/Maker:

    Erkelens, Anthonij , born 1774 - died 1804 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and light brown ink, with grey wash; thick framing line in dark brown ink. Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), <i>416</i>. Inscribed on fragment of old mount glued onto present mount, at lower right, by Dyce, in pencil, <i>Van Goyen ?</i>; and at lower right of the present mount, in a nineteenth-century hand, also in pencil (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), <i>16</i>6.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.416

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Mouth of a river, with shipping in the offing; a man dredging in the foreground on the left; Drawn in pen, washed with Indian ink.

Place of Origin

Rotterdam

Date

late 18th century

Artist/maker

Erkelens, Anthonij , born 1774 - died 1804 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and light brown ink, with grey wash; thick framing line in dark brown ink. Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 416. Inscribed on fragment of old mount glued onto present mount, at lower right, by Dyce, in pencil, Van Goyen ?; and at lower right of the present mount, in a nineteenth-century hand, also in pencil (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), 166.

Dimensions

Height: 140 mm, Width: 305 mm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Drawing, River landscape with sailing boats and a man gathering peat, Anthonij Erkelens, Dutch school, late 18th century

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. 58, illustrated.

Materials

Pen; Indian ink

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

River; Boats; Man; Sails

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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