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An imaginary view of 'Het Tolhuis' on the River Merwede, near Gorcum: PD.749-1963

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Current Location: In storage


An imaginary view of 'Het Tolhuis' on the River Merwede, near Gorcum


Draughtsman: Ulft, Jacob van der




A caprice: the building of the Custom's House on the River Merwede has been given imaginary wings and an imaginary garden, possibly based on drawings by his father. The Custom's house still survives in mutilated form


History note: ?Samuel Woodburn, London, Christie's, 23 June 1854, lot 1677; Kunsthandel Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna; Mrs. Frohlich; Messrs Colnaghi, bt. by Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), April 1951, £120

Measurements and weight

Height: 325 mm
Width: 418 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1654

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Gouache on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: jac: Van ulft
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1654
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.749-1963
Primary reference Number: 5329
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 27 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 27 July 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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