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Craggy Portal in Wild Region

Attributed to Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen (Dutch, 1580–1643), Formerly attributed to Esaias van de Velde (Dutch, 1587–1630)

Catalogue Raisonné

Burchard (1912), p. 159 33


5.88 x 9.18 cm (2 5/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



From the series of 16 Small Landscapes (Burchard (1912), p. 156, nos. 18-33).
This series first published by Visscher and later by G.V. Schaghen.
The entire series was traditionally attributed to Esaias van de Velde. George Keyes removed Bu. 25-33 from Esaias’ oeuvre. Keyes attributed Bu. 32 and 33 to the same hand and suggested Van Wieringen and Cornelis Bol as possible candidates. Cliff Ackley found Van Wieringen the more convincing attribution when the MFA acquired this etching in 1993.


In plate LR: 16
Later inscriptions or marks: Verso UL in graphite pencil: Bur. 33 -
Verso LR in graphite pencil: ZE5044 [first two characters somewhat illegible]
Verso LL: stamp of Dutch Royal Library (Lugt 240) in red ink
Verso LC: stamp of the Rijksprentenkabinett (Lugt 2228) in red ink
Verso LL: duplicate stamp of the Rijksprentenkabinett (Lugt 700)
Verso LR: stamp of Richard H. Zinser (not in Lugt, in the form of a stone tower)


Probably Pieter Cornelis, the Baron van Leyden (1717-1788); probably acquired 1808 by the Dutch Royal Library, the Hague (Lugt 240); transferred 1816 to the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam (Lugt 2228); sold between 1903 and 1912 under the direction of E. W. Moes; Richard H. Zinser (about 1883-1983, Forest Hills, NY) stamp in black ink (not in Lugt); C. G. Boerner, Inc., New York, from whom purchased 1993.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis