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    Sale 7605

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    8 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    Attributed to Abraham Furnerius (circa 1628-1694 Rotterdam)

    A village street with a duck pond, two pigs and a peasant

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    Attributed to Abraham Furnerius (circa 1628-1694 Rotterdam)
    A village street with a duck pond, two pigs and a peasant
    pen and brown ink, brown wash, brush and grey ink, pen and brown ink framing lines
    6 x 7 7/8 in. (153 x 200 mm.)


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    A pupil of Rembrandt in the 1640s, Furnerius, brother-in-law of Philips Koninck, specialized in landscape. Virtually no pictures by him are known and his oeuvre is mostly documented through his drawings.
    Some of his works show broad, rather coarse pen lines and the use of dark wash, but he also produced drawings in a more delicate and precise manner like the present sheet (see W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, IV, New York, 1981, nos. 990-1, 1014, 1016, 1018, and 1029).
    We thank Professor Werner Sumowski and Peter Schatborn for their help in cataloguing this drawing.

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    Provenance

    Colonel H.A. Clowes, and by descent to the present owner.