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Drawing - Two gentlemen at the tavern: vignette for a book illustration
  • Two gentlemen at the tavern: vignette for a book illustration
    Schley, Jacobus van der, born 1715 - died 1779
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Two gentlemen at the tavern: vignette for a book illustration

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schley, Jacobus van der, born 1715 - died 1779 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and black ink, with grey wash, over graphite; traces of framing line in graphite.

  • Museum number:

    D.1959-1889

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 138

Physical description

In a cartouche with drinking glasses and poles hung with smoked fish, two well-dressed gentlemen in tricorne hats sit drinking beer outside a tavern on a cobbled street. A horse and cart are tethered to their left. On their right are three more patrons, and in the centre background a woman (barmaid?) emerges from the door of a building with leaded windows.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Schley, Jacobus van der, born 1715 - died 1779 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and black ink, with grey wash, over graphite; traces of framing line in graphite.

Marks and inscriptions

Numbered at lower right, in pale brown ink, 5.

Dimensions

Height: 44 mm, Width: 73 mm

Object history note

Edwin Parsons (dealer), London; from whom purchased (with cat. nos. 182–8 and 190) by the museum (dry stamp version of L. 1958), 15 November 1889 for £2. 2s. 0d.

Descriptive line

Print/Drawing, Two gentlemen at the tavern: vignette for a book illustration, Jacobus van der Schley (ascribed to), Dutch School, 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. 189, illustrated.

Materials

Paper; Pen; Ink; Grey wash; Graphite

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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