6089 - 6356 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- Craquelure; edges trifle worn.
- Yellowed. = Provenance: from the collection of J. and C. Ulmann (Lugt 3533).
Monogrammist "B. de B." (early 20th cent.). (Retreat of two Russian soldiers during the Napoleonic wars). Drawing after F.H.E. PHILIPPOTEAUX, crayon and black chalk, heightened w. white gouache, 45,5x35 cm., monogrammed in lower right corner.
- Doubled; closed marginal tears; sl. soiled.
= Gobius (1815-1899) became an amateur artist and art collector later in life. Annotation on verso (by the artist?) in pencil: "Portret van: H.A.F.A. Gobius naar het leven door Cs.F. Curtenius Bentinck te Utrecht den 20 Mei 1833 ten huize zijner Moeder Mevrouw de Wed. Bentinck geb. Sanders boven Abrahamsen Oud Kerkhof te Utrecht". Bentinck was a student at the art academy in Utrecht and was probably a personal friend of Gobius.
- Laid down on board. = Attribution on verso frame.
- Cut out image and remargined; trifle thumbed.
= On paper with unidentified collector's mark (Lugt 4993).
= On laid paper with coat of arms of Amsterdam watermark.
- Frame w. sm. dam. in lower edge. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CV.
- Foxed. = Benjamin Bolomey was a court portraitist in the service of Stadtholder Willem V.
- Soiled along edges; a few chafed spots, shallow scratches.
= Perhaps the Grote Kerk of Haarlem in the background. The large ship on the left carries a flag with the coat of arms of Haarlem. Works by this artist are very rare. From the collection of C.G. 't Hooft, former curator of Museum Fodor, with his manuscript collector's mark ("Hft. oct. 1921") on verso. According to his annotations on verso bought by him from "[art dealer Jacob?] Vas Diaz" (Amsterdam) in 1921. Formerly owned by a notary "Mabé te Haarlem" (perhaps Pieter Mabé junior). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.
- Trifle faded.
= With annotation on verso by the artist "Baambrugh 1750" (partly shining through on recto). Very attractive view. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVI.
= Very accomplished and detailed drawings of plants found in Utrecht and surroundings, often with finding places. No specific Dutch botanical artist named "Heyl" could be traced by us, the only possible contender would be landscape painter/ draughtsman "Marinus Heyl" (1836-1931), but no botanical drawings by his hand could be traced, and no reference is made to any activity of M. Heyl in Utrecht on the RKD website. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVI.
= With attribution in pencil on verso.
- Portion of upper left corner repaired and redrawn; sl. unevenly browned and dustsoiled; vertical central fold.
- Occas. sl. foxed; several drawings sl. yellowed (1x w. small tear).
= The accomp. manuscript description also frequently lists finding places. Attractive drawings by several anonymous British artists, showing the butterflies perched on or flying around (flowering) branches, often also with their appearance as caterpillar. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVII.
= With manuscript index ("Bestemming der teekeningen (met aanteekeningen) door den Heer C. Kuipers in 1794 [or 1796?] vervaardigd naar vlinders door hem in de Provincie Friesland gevangen (...)"), dated "Noordwijk den 6 November 1856" (1 fold. leaf). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVII.