Hendrik Kobell

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Hendrik Kobell
Caulking of a Vessel in a Harbor at Sunset
Pen and brown ink and wash, watercolor, over black chalk, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
6 5/8 x 9 9/16 inches (168 x 242 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mr. Alexander O. Vietor.

Watermark: none.


Signed and dated at lower left, in brown ink, "Kobell. f. 1771"; faded inscription with the date "1771" at upper right. Inscribed on the verso, at lower left (turned sideways), in brown ink, "D / 100"; at lower right, in black ink, "Bez. Kobell f. 1771"; and above this, in graphite, "1751-1782". Five printed labels attached to the lower edge of the drawing: "Coll. W.v.d. Hellen.; Coll. v. Rhodin; Vente: de Vos Ir.; Lilien-Papier.; and Hendrik Kobell".

Carl F. Rhode [Rhodin] (Lugt and Lugt S. 2179); Jacob de Vos Jbzn (1803-82), Amsterdam (no mark; see Lugt 1450); his sale, Amsterdam, Roos, Muller..., 22-4 May 1883, lot 668: "Kobell. H. Marine. Effet de soleil couchant, signé et daté: 1771. Aquerelle" (for 14 fl.); W. van der Hellen; acquired from H. Shickman Gallery, New York.
Associated names: 

Rhode, Carl F., former owner.
Vos Jacobszoon, Jacob de, 1803-1878
Hellen, W. van der, former owner.
Vietor, Alexander O., donor.


Adams, Frederick B., Jr., ed. Fifteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967 & 1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 123-124.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 152.

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