Jan van de Velde

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Jan van de Velde
Dilapidated Hut and Plant Study to the Right
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper; extraneous dot of red sealing wax at lower right; the hut incised for transfer.
7 3/16 x 10 5/8 inches (183 x 270 mm)
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Morgan Library and the 50th anniversary of the Association of Fellows.

Watermark: none visible through lining.
The main motif of this drawing was reproduced in reverse in a print (Hollstein, XXXIII, no. 327, repr.) that is the last of a suite of four landscape engravings by van de Velde said to be after Pieter Molijn. The print includes only the dilapidated hut of the present sheet (i.e. that portion that is incised) and not the plant study at the right.


Inscribed at upper right, in black ink, "Mechlin"; on the verso, at center, in graphite, "e" [c?]; at lower right, in black chalk, "Sp. 20 [25?] CXI"; and at the lower right corner, in graphite, "15".

E.V. Thaw and Co., New York (as anonymous); Charles Ryskamp, Princeton and New York.
Associated names: 

Ryskamp, Charles, former owner.


Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 309.

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