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Drawing - A Man Playing a Bagpipe Walking Beside a Large Tree Trunk in a Landscape
  • A Man Playing a Bagpipe Walking Beside a Large Tree Trunk in a Landscape
    Unknown Bloemen, Jan Frans van, born 1662 - died 1749
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A Man Playing a Bagpipe Walking Beside a Large Tree Trunk in a Landscape

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Bloemen, Jan Frans van, born 1662 - died 1749 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with grey wash

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.209

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 20

Physical description

Study of an old tree, a male figure seated near it, blowing the bagpipes, the large horn of which is supported by his shoulder

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, drawn)

Date

late 17th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Bloemen, Jan Frans van, born 1662 - died 1749 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with grey wash

Marks and inscriptions

orizon
Inscribed in brown ink, at lower left

209
Inscribed in brown ink, at lower right (with the museum's Dyce inv. no.)

j. FR. VAN BLOEMEN / cognomento Orizonte
Attached to the verso, a piece of paper cut from Mariette’s mount inscribed

Dimensions

Height: 255 mm, Width: 202 mm

Object history note

Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694–1774), Paris (L. 1852); Comte Moritz von Fries (1777–1826), Vienna (L. 2903); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869

Descriptive line

Drawing 'A Man Playing a Bagpipe Walking Beside a Large Tree Trunk in a Landscape', Anonymous Flemish, pen and brown ink, late 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.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume II. 17th-18th century, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1990, p. 158.

The text is as follows:

ORIZONTE
Jan Frans van Bloemen (1162-1749)

1059

Landscape with a large tree stump in the foreground and a boy playing on a bagpipe beside it
Inscribed in ink in an old ahnd ‘Orison’
Pen and ink and blue-grey wash
10 x 7 7/8 (254 x 199) Dyce 209

PROVENANCE P. J. Mariette (Lugt 1852); Count Moriz von Fries (Lugt 2903); Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 209 (as by Orizonte)

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 629, illus.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Grey wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Man; Bagpipes; Tree

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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