Pen and brown ink, heightened with opaque white watercolor and touches of pink and yellow watercolor, over black chalk, on blue tinted laid paper, laid down on laid paper
Verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink: R/No. 38; also verso, center in graphite: Original Drawing by Jan … [illegible]; verso, lower left, in graphite: Bruegel, Jan/ 1568–1625/ Winter landscape/ Colls. Spencer, Esdaile, Fairfax-Murray, Laporte; verso, lower left, in graphite: 20/ No 15/ 7-; verso, lower center, in graphite: comp. Piece in Windsor Castle; verso, lower right, graphite: 203/ outside mat; verso, lower right, in graphite: CE [another inscription in this corner but illegible … Aovinghe?]
238 x 394 mm (primary support); 339 x 490 mm (secondary support)
Bequest from the estate of Everettt D. Graff
Extended information about this artwork
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age”, September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020.
Earl Spencer (died 18th cen.), Althorp [stamp (Lugt 1530), recto, lower right, in black]. William Esdaile (1758–1837), London [script (Lugt 2617), recto, lower right, and verso, lower left, in brown]. William Frazer (1824–1899), Dublin [stamp (Lugt 2618), on mount, recto, lower left, in black]. Charles Fairfax Murray (1849–1919), London [inscribed in another hand verso of mount, lower center, in graphite]; probably sold, Anderson Galleries, New York, Nov. 6–7, 1924, lot 185, as Landscape by Joris Hoefnagel. Dr. George L. Laporte, New York [stamp (Lugt 1170), recto, lower right, in black]. Unidentified collector [stamp (Lugt 2168), verso of mount, center, in reddish brown]. Bequeathed by Everett D. Graff (1885–1964), Winnetka, Ill. to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1965.
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