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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 149

    HENDRIK VERSCHURING (GORKUM 1627-1690 DORDRECHT)

    A street market behind a church, a harbor in the distance

    Price Realised  

    HENDRIK VERSCHURING (GORKUM 1627-1690 DORDRECHT)
    A street market behind a church, a harbor in the distance
    signed and dated 'H Verschuring 1666' (the signature crossed out) and with inscription 'Vysuring' (verso)
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, on two joined sheets
    12½ x 15 1/8 in. (320 x 385 mm.)


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    Hendrik Verschuring visited Italy between 1646 and 1654. The country inspired much of his production even after his return to the Netherlands. This drawing is close to the Bamboccianti's favorite subjects, in which the monuments of Italy's rich historic past are mingled with low genre scenes, where even the remnants of that past are gently satirized as in the depiction of the statue on the left. Two other drawings, in the same medium and of similar dimensions, can be compared to this sheet; they are dated 1687 and 1688. The first one is in the Teylers Museum, Haarlem (inv.no. Q.32; see M. Plomp, In Italiën geteekent, Haarlem, 1986, no. 43, ill.), the second in the National Gallery of Scotland (K. Andrews, Catalogue of Netherlandish Drawings in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1985, RSA. 91).

    Provenance

    Sir Charles Greville (L. 549).