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River scene with buildings and figures: PD.779-1963

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Current Location: In storage


River scene with buildings and figures


Draughtsman: Velde, Jan II van de




History note: Vernon Wethered; with Messrs Colnaghi; bt. Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), March 1937 £20

Measurements and weight

Height: 124 mm
Width: 169 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1616


Perhaps preparatory to Jan II van de Velde's etching 'Frozen river with skaters and peasants on a road [Hollstein 223], published in 1616

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( verso of drawing is slightly tinted green, probably due to oxidation when it was used for engraving)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and bistre on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jan Van deVelde / Oom van Adriaen em Willem / van de Velde en broeder Esaias v de Velde
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 1673
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: No 907
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Leyden 1598
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.779-1963
Primary reference Number: 5421
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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