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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    Lambert Doomer (Amsterdam circa 1623-1700)

    Houses seen from a wooded path (recto), a subsidiary study of trees (verso)

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    Lambert Doomer (Amsterdam circa 1623-1700)
    Houses seen from a wooded path (recto), a subsidiary study of trees (verso)
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, fragmentary watermark device
    6 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (168 x 205 mm.)


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    The attribution to Doomer has been confirmed by Professor Werner Sumowski, who suggests that it dates from the 1660s when the artist traveled up the Rhine from Cleves to Bingen. Another drawing in the same style, executed circa 1663, A water-mill in the 'Wildbaan' near Arnheim is in the Teyler Museum, Haarlem (see W. Schulz, Lambert Doomer, Sämtliche Zeichnungen, Berlin and New York, 1974, pp. 19 and 80, nos. 86 and 175).

    Provenance

    With Henry Graves & Co., London (L. 2990), his associated number '81048'.
    R. Holtkott, his mark (not in Lugt).