The Approach to a Village

Le Bourg

Simon de Vlieger (Dutch, 1600 or 1601–1653)


Catalogue Raisonné

Holl.xli.128 9, ii/iii [?]; Bartsch i.28.9 iii/iii

Dimensions

Platemark: 18.8 x 28.5 cm (7 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.); Sheet: 19 x 28.9 cm (7 1/2 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.87

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This has been catalogued as a third state impression, but it may well be a second state. The end of the cowherd’s staff does not seem to have been reduced. The precise location of the horizontal lines seen below the belly of the dog in the third state is unclear.

Inscription

In plate LL: S de Vlieger
Later inscriptions or marks: Verso C in graphite pencil: S de Vlieger B 9 III(3)?
Verso C in graphite pencil: Wm: zotskap [with line to circle enclosing part of watermark]
Verso LR in graphite pencil: a
Verso LR in graphite pencil: S d Vlieger
Verso LR in graphite pencil: WZ Schallenkeppen [? indication of foolscap watermark]

Markings

PDP Watermark Type: Foolscap

Provenance

Theo Laurentius, Voorschoten, The Netherlands; from whom purchased by MFA March 8, 1972.

Credit Line

George Peabody Gardner Fund