Roelant Roghman

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Roelant Roghman
A View of Castle Abtspoel, near Warmond
ca. 1646-1647
Black chalk and gray wash on paper; pen and brown ink framing lines.
10 15/16 x 17 1/2 inches (278 x 445 mm)
Promised gift of the Baymeath Art Trust.

Signed, lower right, "R R---" (trimmed), inscribed on verso, "Apspoel. Rijnland bij 't Warmonderhek."

Possibly Albert Bentes and his wife Catharina Baeck; possibly by descent to Hillebrand Bentes, Amsterdam, 16 October 1708, his list no. 218 (Abspoel); probably to Christiaan van Hoek (mentioned in the list by Rudolf Smids of 1711, p. 6, and in Abraham de Haen's list made in his copy of Smids' Schatkamer der Nederlandse Outheden ..., Abtspoel in Rhijnland onder Oegstgeest; possibly by descent to Anthonie van Hoek; from who possibly acquired by Jean de Wolff; Cornelis Ploos van Amstel; Van der Schley, Amsterdam; his sale 3 March 1800 and following, part of folder KK6 (all nine lots for Nlg. 2,000) to C. S. Roos; C. Hofstede de Groot; Dutch nobleman, purchased in 1930; by descent to his grandson; Thomas Le Claire Kunsthandel, Hamburg.

H. W. M. van der Wyck and J. W. Niemeijer, De kasteeltekeningen van Roelant Roghman, Alphen aan den Rijn 1989, p. 27, no. 7.


One of an early and famous series of more than 200 drawings of castles in Holland, Utrecht, and Gelderland.

Associated names: 

Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis, 1726-1798, former owner.
Van der Schley, former owner.
Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis), 1863-1930, former owner.

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