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A village street with carts and horses: PD.210-1963

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A village street with carts and horses


Brueghel, Jan, the elder (Draughtsman)


History note: Thomas Dimsdale (Lugt 2426); William Esdaile, 1834 (Lugt 2617, sale, Christie's, 20 June 1840, probably part of lot 568 or 569, bt. Heath; Th. Thane, sale, Sotheby's, 25 May 1846, part of lot 145; Samuel Woodburne, Sale, Christie's, 21 June 1854, probably lot 1166 or lot 1402

Measurements and weight

Height: 169 mm
Width: 289 mm

Relative size of this object

28.9 m16.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir


Production date: circa AD/CE 1600

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Blue-grey wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, blue-grey wash, with a line of brown wash bordering it on all sides, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L.834-120 x WE Peter Breughel / W. Esdaile (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: T Thane (probably in Thane's own handwriting
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: No. 1398
  • Text: no. 9

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.210-1963
Primary reference Number: 4379
Lugt: 2426
Lugt: 2617
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 October 2021 Last processed: Monday 18 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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