Dirk Maas

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Dirk Maas
1659-1717
Cavalry Engagement
Black and red chalk, watercolor in gray, brown, blue, and orange, with a few touches of yellow and green, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
7 1/16 x 11 9/16 inches (179 x 294 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Jack Rudin.
1983.31

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Signed at lower right, in brown ink, "D: Maas". Inscribed on the verso, in brown ink: at lower left, by Ploos van Amstel, "Dirk Maas f. / Geb: Haarlem 1656 / discipel van Berghem e Huchtenburg / h. 7d / b. 11 1/2 d"; and in lower left corner, "ha".
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Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Jb Czn (1726-1798), Amsterdam; possibly his sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley...Roos, 3ff. March 1800, possibly Album K, lot 36: "Een Schermutseling van Ruitery; met Sapjes, door D. Maas" (to "Schley" [i.e. bought in] for 7 fl.); acquired from Peter Rowlands, London.
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Watermark: fleur-de-lis within a shield, surmounted by a crown (Heawood, no. 1786: Holland?, c. 1690).

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