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L'abeuvoir

The Cow Drinking

Nicolaes Claas Pietersz. Berchem (Dutch, 1620–1683)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 1, ii; Hollstein 1, iii (?)

Dimensions

Platemark: 27.7 x 37.3 cm (10 7/8 x 14 11/16 in.) Sheet: 29.1 x 39.1 cm (11 7/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P8331

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, l.l.: Delineat et Sculpt. per N Berchem et in lucem edit. per N. Visscher cum Privil.

In graphite, verso, l.l.: II et [etat?] brilliant....[illeg]
In graphite, verso, b.c.: B 1 Nich Berghem Die Kuhtranke No 1 W.../$15-

Markings

Watermark present
Verso, l.l.: unidentified collector's mark (initials in blue ink, possibly Lugt 1204, Rocca Brothers, 19th century Berlin--per mat notation)
Verso, l.l.: Lugt 1309 (Henry F. Sewall, about 1895, New York)
Verso, l.l.: unidentified collector's mark (CDG encircled, in black ink)
Verso, l.r.: Lugt 1870 (Museum of Fine Arts, Harvey D. Parker Collection) and in black ink: 8331

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York [Lugt 1309]; 1897, purchased through the Harvey D. Parker Fund [Lugt 1870] by the MFA. (Accession date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund