Roelant Savery

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Roelant Savery
The Ruins of Rossum Castle, Seen from the Southeast
ca. 1625
Graphite and watercolor with traces of white opaque watercolor.
10 3/16 x 15 5/16 inches (259 x 389 mm)
Thaw Collection.

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Watermark: post-horn in escutcheon over 4/WR (probably Gerhard Piccard, "Wasserzeichen Horn", Stuttgart, 1979, no. IX, 234, documented in 's Gravenhage 1615).


Inscribed, at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "R. Savary". The sheet has been folded three times, dividing it into eight sections. One of those bears, on the reverse, the inscription, in pen and ink, "Teyckeninge van / Mester Adam Willers"; another, in pen and ink, two rows of illegible writing, the second possibly "toerenkamer". In one corner in red chalk, "Roeland Savry".

Anonymous collection of Savery drawings formed before ca. 1770; A. E. Popham, London; Bob P. Haboldt & Co., New York; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
Associated names: 

Popham, A. E. (Arthur Ewart), 1889-1970, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.


Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 350, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, no. 12.

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