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Drawing - Io changed into a cow
  • Io changed into a cow
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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Io changed into a cow

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Holland (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    17th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown and greybrown wash, and some corrections in opaque white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.430

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Metamorphosis of Io; Juno, having changed Io into a cow, delivers her in charge of Argus.

Place of Origin

Holland (possibly, drawn)

Date

17th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown and greybrown wash, and some corrections in opaque white

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 430

Inscribed on verso, at upper left, in an old hand, in black chalk, No 115

Inscribed on mount below drawing, in pencil: at lower left and centre, by Dyce, Juno having changed Io into a cow, delivers her in charge of Argus, and to the right of this, also by Dyce, Rembrandt; further to the right, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), 736

Dimensions

Height: 198 mm, Width: 305 mm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Drawing, Io changed into a cow, Rembrandt van Rijn (School of), 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. 1, Cat. 165, illustrated.

Materials

Paper; Pen; Bistre; Pen; Brown ink; Brown wash

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Parasol; Peacocks; Cow

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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