The Approach to a Village
Simon de Vlieger (Dutch, 1600 or 1601–1653)
Holl.xli.128 9, ii/iii [?]; Bartsch i.28.9 iii/iii
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.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and drypoint
Not On View
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.
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]
PDP Watermark Type: Foolscap
Theo Laurentius, Voorschoten, The Netherlands; from whom purchased by MFA March 8, 1972.
George Peabody Gardner Fund