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A horseman near a cottage with a dovecote: PD.378-1963

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Current Location: In storage


A horseman near a cottage with a dovecote


Goyen, Jan Josephsz. van (Draughtsman)


History note: With Colnaghi's; from the Ant. Mensing Coll., Sale, Amsterdam, Muller-Mensing, 27 April 1937, lot 222; bt. Ingram (Lugt 1405a), May 1937 £37-18

Measurements and weight

Height: 177 mm
Width: 273 mm

Relative size of this object

27.3 m17.7 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: AD 1653

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: VG
  • Location: Lower left-hand corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1653
  • Location: Lower left-hand corner
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 2063
  • Location: On the mount, recto
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Jan van Gooyen ft.
  • Location: Verso, drawing

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.378-1963
Primary reference Number: 4696
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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