Constantijn Huygens

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Constantijn Huygens
1628-1697
View in the Village of Haacht
Pen and brown ink and wash, with blue and green wash, over graphite, on paper; framing line in black chalk.
4 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches (113 x 184 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Cremer Foundation.
1984.42

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Inscribed at lower right, by the artist, in brown ink, "Hacht. 6. Jun. 1675"; above this, in graphite, "(?)JBS(in ligature)". Inscribed on the verso, at lower left edge (upside down), by the artist, in brown ink, "Hacht den 6. Juny 1675"; at lower center, in another hand, in graphite, "£2.2.0"; and at lower right, also in graphite, "C. Huygens".
Watermark: Arms of Amsterdam over small cross and letters "GB" (Churcill, no. 9; Holland, 1665), crown, rampant lions, shield, stack of three "X"s.

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Sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 26 November 1984, lot 86, repr.
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Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 349.

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