6089 - 6356 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- Tiny tear in lower left corner; sm. vaguely creased spot in centre of upper margin.
- Marginal tears; thumbed. = Sketch with attribution on verso.
AND 3 small sketches on 1 attrib. to the same (recto and verso, on laid paper).
- Some vague dents in the paper; trifle yellowed.
= Verso w. the collector's mark of C.P. van Eeghen (Lugt 6016).
- Sl. stained in left and lower margin; lower margin w. vague oblique fold.; contemp. annot. in upper right corner.
= With collector's marks of Polakovits (Lugt 3561) and Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112) on verso (shining through).
- Lacks tiny portion of upper margin in centre; sl. yellowed; some foxed spots.
= "Laress" added in later hand in pen and black ink in lower corner of mount. Myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CX.
- Sl. foxed; tiny tear in left margin just affecting the image.
= With on verso the central part of a large pen and black ink drawing, showing a fisherman and a mill in a Dutch village.
- Browned. = With attribution "Lamberts" in pencil on verso.
- Small thin spot in upper left margin; tiny restored spot in upper right margin; a few minute foxed spots in sky area.
= Also titled on verso in contemp. pen and ink (in 2 different hands): "Laren" "in 't gooyland". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CX.
= With contemp. manuscript description (1 leaf, recto and verso). Jacobus Martinus Baljee was born in Leeuwarden in 1752. At age 15 he was committed to the Leeuwarden orphanage. After finishing his education as a surgeon, he entered the service of the VOC and made his fortune in the Dutch East Indies. He died childless in 1823 and left everything to the Nieuwe Stads Weeshuis. In 1835, a cast iron memorial column was erected on the courtyard of the grateful orphanage. At one point in the 20th cent. the monument was demolished due to construction works.
- A few vaguely visible foxed spots; two thin spots in sky area; doubled with Japanese paper.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXI.
- Formerly folded; sl. browned and w. a few spots/ sm. stains;
= The Utrecht archive holds a drawing attributed to Paulus van Liender, also depicting part of the Ganzenmarkt, and dated 1756 and a drawing attributed to Pieter van Lienden also depicting a part of the Oude Gracht and Ganzenmarkt with strangely enough almost the same folds (and of very similar size) (inv.nr. 30402). The archive also holds a drawing with the same composition as above, attributed to J. Versteegh (inv. nr. 35337). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXI.
- Small flaws. = Probably various draughst(wo)men from German/ Swiss school.
= Mostly anonymous or signature unread. I.a. a beach view by G. Visser (dated 1878), a forest view (prob. 17th cent., w. a doubtful attribution to A. Waterloo on verso), a few British views and a 19th cent. view of Morez (Jura, France).
- Trifle yellowed.
- Upper margin cut sl. unevenly; a few closed tears in lower margin.
AND an anomymous 19th cent. drawing of a man carrying a pack (brush and ink and watercolour).
- Browned and sl. foxed; laid down on mount.
- Professionally restored copy.
= The Netherlands Institute of Art History (RKD) identified the location from a Mesdag sketchbook with annotated drawings as the harbour of IJmuiden and from similar works dated June 1884. Cf. J. Poort, Hendrik Willem Mesdag (...): de schetsen, p.209, listing a sketch for the drawing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXII.