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Gefluister (Whispering)

Chuchotement (Whisper)

Theodoor Colenbrander (Dutch, 1871–1945)


Sheet: 62 x 47.2 cm (24 7/16 x 18 9/16 in.) Framed: 65.6 x 50.6 x 3 cm (25 13/16 x 19 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper, depicting a stylised vase within a border of stylised floral and geometrical motifs in shades of red, yellow, green, purple and white on a blue ground, with grid pattern

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Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, inscriptions in graphite, u.c: Gefluister Chuchotment; in graphite, u.r, artists notations regarding color in printing; Printed, l.r: No. 179


2002, Kunsthandel Frans Leidelmeijer, Amsterdam; 2002, sold by Leidelmeijer to Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David, Kingston, NY; February 5, 2008, Schiller-David Collection sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, lot 49, bought in; 2011, sold by Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund, Edwin E. Jack Fund, Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Harriet Otis Cruft Fund, William E. Nickerson Fund