Circle of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam)
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Circle of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam)

A carriage on a road flanked by trees

Details
Circle of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam)
A carriage on a road flanked by trees
pen and brown ink, brown wash, on ledger paper, pen and brown ink framing lines, fragmentary watermark with letters WR
5½ x 7 7/8 in. (13.9 x 20.1 cm)
Provenance
Sir Henry Streathfield.
Mr and Mrs Edward Speelman, London, by 1948.
Literature
O. Benesch, The Drawings of Rembrandt, London, 1954, VI, no. 1332, fig. 1566 (as Rembrandt).
O. Benesch, The Drawings of Rembrandt, Eva Benesch, ed., London, 1973, VI, no. 1332, fig. 1644 (as Rembrandt).
Exhibited
Basel, Rembrandt-Ausstellung, Katz Galerie, 1948, no. 22.
Special notice

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Lot Essay

Benesch considered this loosely drawn landscape to be by Rembrandt, noting the ‘intensive suggestion of spatial and atmospheric depth achieved in a manner as rhapsodic as it is monumental' (op. cit., no. 1332). Peter Schatborn recently suggested that the drawing can be compared to a sheet attributed to Heyman Dullaert showing a landscape with a road, executed in a similar technique, in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (H. Bevers, Zeichnungen der Rembrandtschule Im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett. Kritischer Katalog, Dresden, 2018, no. 52, ill).
We are grateful to Peter Schatborn and Martin Royalton-Kisch for their assistance in cataloguing this drawing.

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