Abraham Rademaker

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Abraham Rademaker
1675-1735
View on the Rhine with Barges under Sail in the Foreground
Opaque watercolor in blue, brown, green, yellow, gray and white, over black chalk, on paper.
6 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches (168 x 276 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Anne and Carl Stern.
1962.23

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Signed at lower right, in brush and light brown wash, "A. Rademaker".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over 4 and letters "WR", (Strasbourg lily), (similar to Heawood, no. 1785: 1670), narrow variant. Best seen in raking light as density of lining makes beta radiograph unclear.

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Acquired from Durlacher Brothers, New York.
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Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 162.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Thirteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1963 & 1964. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1964, p. 1964, p. 101.

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Stern, Anne Bigelow, donor.
Stern, Carl, donor.

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