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42

Attributed to Claes Jansz. Visscher

View of Thatched Farm Buildings, with a farmer and his Dog in the Foreground

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Attributed to Claes Jansz. Visscher

Attributed to Claes Jansz. Visscher

View of Thatched Farm Buildings, with a farmer and his Dog in the Foreground

View of Thatched Farm Buildings, with a farmer and his Dog in the Foreground

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

5,670

GBP

Claes Jansz. Visscher

Amsterdam 1587 - 1652

View of Thatched Farm Buildings, with a farmer and his Dog in the Foreground


Pen and brown ink within brown ink framing lines

unframed: 126 by 161 mm

framed: 340 by 505 mm

Laid down. In very good condition. Sheet relatively free from staining. Pen and ink strong and vibrant. Sold framed.


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Michael Ingram (bears his collector's mark, not in Lugt),
by whose executors sold, London, Sotheby's  The Ingram Collection: Drawings and Watercolours from the Collection of the Late Michael Ingram, 8 December 2005, lot 3
Although in the same direction as the print, this would seem to be the preparatory drawing by Visscher for one of a series of landscapes which he engraved, after designs by Abraham Bloemaert, in 1620 (Hollstein 282).  The handling, though rather tighter and less expansive than in some of Visscher's independent drawings, is typical of his studies for prints, and there are various compositional differences between the drawing and the print: in the latter, the man and dog in the foreground are omitted, the tree to the right has more leaves, and behind it is a partially collapsed hay-cover, not visible in the drawing.  The farm buildings are, in turn, derived (though in reverse) from the central section of the much larger composition, Rural Landscape with Ganymede, engraved after Bloemaert's design by Jan Saenredam, in 1603-5 (see M. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons, 2 vols., Doornspijk 1993, vol. I, p. 132, cat. 85, vol. II, figs. 145, 149).