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Dirk Verrijk
A VIEW IN BODEGRAVEN
Estimate
3,5004,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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137
Dirk Verrijk
A VIEW IN BODEGRAVEN
Estimate
3,5004,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Dirk Verrijk
HAARLEM 1734 - 1786 THE HAGUE
A VIEW IN BODEGRAVEN
Pen and black ink and watercolor over pencil, heightened with white;
signed and inscribed, lower left: T. verrijk / Del ad. viv:
264 by 407 mm; 10 3/8  by 16 in
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Provenance

Sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, 2-5 March 1948, lot 81;
sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 22 November 1989, lot 165,
where acquired by the present owners

Catalogue Note

Though the view in this characteristic sheet by Verrijk has traditionally been identified as the historic town of Voorburg, a far more convincing argument can, in fact, be made for it instead being a depiction of Bodegraven. This theory is most convincingly reinforced by another sheet by Verrijk, smaller in scale, but of an almost identical viewpoint, which is not only signed and dated 1777, but also inscribed by the artist: Gesigt het Dorp Boode-graaven by Lyden &c;, and today preserved in Rotterdam as part of the Atlas van Stolk.1

1. Rotterdam, The Schielandshuis, Atlas van Stolk inv. no. 3930; A.G. Schulte, Dirk Verrijk 1734-1786, Tekeningen en Schetsen, De Provincies Noord- en Zuid-Holland, Utrecht en Zeeland, Alphen aan de Rijn 1993, p. 20, p. 49, no. 112, p. 171, reproduced

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