Private Collection [Sold, Sotheby's, London, May 6, 1953, lot 13.]
Private Collection [sold, Christie's, New York, January 22, 2004, lot 131, to the J. Paul Getty Museum.]
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A Summer Scene
Hendrik Meyer (Dutch, 1744 - 1793)
Black chalk, pen and brown ink, gouache, pen and black ink framing lines
37.1 × 48.3 cm (14 5/8 × 19 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The fine rendering in this watercolor by Hendrik Meyer underscores his subject: an idealized version of summer in the Dutch countryside. In the
Meyer's figured landscapes were produced as finished works for sale. They revived a seventeenth-century tradition of such scenes, hearkening back to Dutch painters such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, as well as calendar illustrations in medieval
Sotheby & Co., London. Catalogue of Master Drawings and Paintings [...]. May 6, 1953, p. 4, lot 13.
Christie's, New York. Old Master and 19th Century Drawings. January 22, 2004, p. 139, lot 131, ill.