Hendrik Hondius

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Hendrik Hondius
The Château of Tervueren
Pen and brown ink, watercolor in blue, gray-green, and pink, over black chalk, on laid paper.
5 13/16 x 8 3/4 inches (147 x 223 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Christian H. Aall.

Signed with monogram and dated at lower left, in brown ink, "Hh." (interlaced) "f. 1605". Numbered on verso, in graphite, "119", "10" and "7306".

Possibly Sir Anthony Westcombe (no mark; see Lugt 202); his cousin, Bernard Granville; presumably eventually to Mary Port (grandniece of Granville's sister, Mrs. Delany), wife of Benjamin Waddington, purchaser of Llanover; by descent to Lord Treowen (no mark: see Lugt S. 2841c); his sale, Llanover House, Monmouthshire, Bruton, Knowles and Co., 26 June 1934, lot 997 (folio 100a of the album; to R.E.A. Wilson); Alfred Jowett, Killinghall, Yorkshire; M. de Beer (dealer), London 1945; Baron Paul Hatvany, London; sale, various properties, including "Property of a Gentleman (Baron Hatvany, lots 200-220)," London, Christie's, 26-27 November 1973, lot 214, repr. (to Colnaghi); acquired from Richard Day, Ltd., London.

Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 46, 77 (repr.)


Watermark: crown. Watermark (beta radiograph), crown. 144442wm_1978_40_WM_beta.tiff

Associated names: 

Westcombe, Anthony, Sir, approximately 1680-1752, former owner.
Granville, Bernard, former owner.
Port, Mary, former owner.
Treowen, Lord, former owner.
Wilson, R. E. A., former owner.
Jowett, Alfred, former owner.
Hatvany, Paul, 1899-1977, former owner.
Aall, Christian H., Mrs., donor.

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