Roelant Roghman

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Roelant Roghman
View of the Gatehouse of Heemstede Castle
Black chalk and gray wash, on paper; framing line in brown ink.
12 x 16 3/8 inches (304 x 405 mm)
Purchased on the Herzog Fund, with the special assistance of the Cremer Foundation.

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Remnants of a signature at lower right, in brown ink (cut off); inscribed on the verso, at left center, in an old hand, in red chalk, "het Oude huis te heemstede".

Possibly Albert Bentes (1643-1701), Amsterdam; his son Hillebrand Bentes (1677-1708), Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, [?what house], 16 October 1708; Christiaan van der Hoek, Ouderhoek, near Loenen; his son Anthonie van der Hoek, Ouderhoek, near Loenen; Jean de Wolf, Ouderhoek, near Loenen; Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726-98), Amsterdam (no mark; see Lugt 2034); his sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley...Roos, 3ff. March 1800, part of Album KK (all nine lots to "C.R. Roos" for 2,000 fl.); probably the Beels van Heemstede family, 1914; J.J. Kloos, Haarlem, 1973; sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 21-2 November 1989, lot 48, 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. 253.


Watermark: none.
The drawing is part of the large series of "portraits" of castles and country houses in the provinces of Holland, Utrecht, and Gelderland, drawn by Roghman in 1646-7. A total of 247 drawings from the series, which originally numbered some 250 sheets, was catalogued in 1708 at the time of the Bentes sale. Although the drawings are now widely dispersed, some 222 are known today.

Associated names: 

Bentes, Albertus, former owner.
Nebtes, Hillebrand, 1677-1708, former owner.
Hoeck, Christiaan van der, former owner.
Hoek, Anthonie van der, former owner.
Wolf, Jean de, former owner.
Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis, 1726-1798, former owner.
Heemstede, Beels van, former owner.
Kloos, J.J., former owner.

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