Willem Pietersz Buytewech

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Willem Pietersz Buytewech
1591 or 2-1624
Peasant Woman of de Zijpe
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, with pale blue watercolor, on paper; outlines incised with a stylus; framing line in brown ink on three sides.
7 13/16 x 5 1/2 inches (198 x 139 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Frits Markus.
1972.10

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Inscription: 

Inscribed on the verso of the lining, at lower right, in black chalk, "D9".

Provenance: 
Possibly Samuel van Huls (1655-1734), formerly burgomaster of The Hague; his sale, The Hague, Swart, 14ff. May 1736, Album HH, one of two in lot 1914; acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., London.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 155.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 53, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 48.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.
The drawing belongs to a series of eight studies of Dutch country women from different parts of the province of North Holland, all engraved, in reverse, by the Haarlem printmaker Aegidius van Scheyndel (fl. 1620-54); (Hollstein XXXIV, p. 211, under no. 53).

Associated names: 

Huls, Samuel van, 1655-1734, former owner.
Markus, Frits, donor.

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