Bound volume of sixty-one drawings (bucolic scenes, farm buildings, river landscapes, tree studies, etc.)

about 1766
Jacob Philipp Hackert (German, 1737–1807)


Dimensions

Sketchbook (closed): 18 x 25 x 3 cm (7 1/16 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Each sheet: 17.5 x 24 cm (6 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.374

Medium or Technique

Sketchbook bound in green leather, 60 folios, 59 with drawings, about half executed in graphite, and half in pen and black ink with brush and gray (or brown) wash, a few in red chalk, many finished with watercolor.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

Sixty folios, first folio blank, followed by 57 folios with drawings on the recto only, numbered 1 through 59 on the verso (folios 35 and 46 missing). A fifty-eighth drawing of a standing figure seen from behind follows these, but is not numbered. The final folio is blank on the recto, with a faint sketch on the verso of two seated figures. [Fifty-eight drawings, preceeded by a blank folio and followed by a blank folio with a faint verso sketch.] Note: to avoid confusion, folio numbers in the inscription field and elsewhere refer to the numbered sheets rather than the actual sequence of folios.

Inscription

In graphite, inside cover: Die Kunstsammlung des Freiherrn/ C.F.L.F von Rumohr/ beschr. von J.G.A Frenzel 1846/ No. 4330/ Ein Buch in grünem Pergamentband, mit 58 Blatt schönen Landschaft– und Prospectstudien deutscher, französischer und italienischer Landschaften, davon die erste mit 1766 bezeichnet. In verschiedenen Manieren ausgeführt von Jac. Phil. Hackert/ 9 Zoll breit, 6 Zoll 8 Linien hoch./ Höchst interessantes Buch von großem Werth, einzelne Blätter in Aquarell, andere in Sepia und einige ganz ausgeführt.

Twelve album sheets bear inscriptions in pen and brown ink: pres La Cours de La reine 1766 [1]; vue de la Seine 1766 [2]; au Vaugirard 1766 [3,6,7]; à Ville Parisy 1766 [4]; vue de la Seine à St. Ouen 1766 [16]; à St. Ouen 1766 [17, 18]; vue de la Seine 1766 à Paris [19]; à Massy 1766 le 16m Mai [24]; à Massy 1766 [25]

Provenance

Collection of Freiherr C. F. L. F. von Rumohr [German art historian Karl Friedrich von Rumohr, 1785–1843, Lugt 2160]; his sale, Dresden, October 19-29, 1846 [collection catalogued by J. G. A. Frenzel, Director of the Kupferstichkabinett Dresden]; Joseph H. Clark; his gift to the MFA, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph H. Clark