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The Valkenburg Ferry Boat

Object Details

Title:

The Valkenburg Ferry Boat

Artist/Maker:

Jan de Bisschop (Dutch, 1628 - 1671)

Culture:

Dutch

Place:

Netherlands (Place Created)

Date:

1655–1660

Medium:

Pen and brown ink and brown and grey wash over traces of black chalk

Object Number:

2011.28.3

Dimensions:

9.5 × 15.9 cm (3 3/4 × 6 1/4 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1739

Valerius Röver, Dutch, 1686 - 1739 (Delft, Netherlands), by inheritance to his wife, Cornelia van der Dussen, 1739.

1739 - 1761

Cornelia van der Dussen (Delft, Netherlands), sold through Hendrik de Leth to Jhr. Johann Goll van Franckenstein the Elder, 1761.

1761 - 1785

Jhr. Johann Goll van Franckenstein the Elder, 1722 - 1785 (Amsterdam, Netherlands), by inheritance to his son, Jhr. Johann Goll van Franckenstein the Younger.

1785 - 1821

Johann Goll van Franckenstein the Younger, 1765 - 1821, by inheritance to Pieter Hendrik Goll van Franckenstein.

1832 -1833

Pieter Hendrik Goll van Franckenstein, 1787 - 1832 [sold, Johann Hendrick Goll van Franckenstein sale, J. De Vries, Amsterdam, July 1, 1833, portfolio M, lot 19 to Engelbert Michael Engelberts or portfolio R, lot 15 to D. Groebe.]
Source: Annotated auction catalog, RKD (Nederland Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis): J. De Vries, Amsterdam. Catalogus van het Bergemde Kabinet van Gekleurde en Ongekleurde Teekeningen [...…]. July 1, 1833, p. 51 or p. 70.

1833

Engelbert Michael Engelberts, Dutch, 1819 - 1887

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or D. Groebe, Dutch,

1910

Private Collection [sold, Henri Duval sale, Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, June 22-23, 1910, lot 31, to J.B.J. Kerling.]

1910
1963

Bernard Houthakker, 1884 - 1963

1964-1975

Estate of Bernard Houthakker, 1884 - 1963 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) [sold, Houthakker sale, Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, November 17-18, 1975, lot 110, to F.W.A. Knight.]

1975 - 1979

F.W.A. Knight [sold, Knight sale, Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, October 29, 1979, lot 14, to Jacobus A. Klaver.]

1979 - 1994

Jacobus A. Klaver, Dutch, 1928 - 1997 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) [sold, Klaver sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, May 10, 1994, lot 70, to Dr. Igor Bier and Christl von Fabris auf Mayerhofen.]

1994 - 2011

Dr. Igor Bier and Christl von Fabris auf Mayerhofen, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Recent Acquisitions in Context (January 8 to February 24, 2013)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 8 to February 24, 2013
Masterful Likeness: Dutch Drawings of the Golden Age (July 24 to October 28, 2018)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 24 to October 28, 2018
Bibliography
Bibliography

J. De Vries, Amsterdam. Catalogus van het Bergemde Kabinet van Gekleurde en Ongekleurde Teekeningen […]. July 1, 1833, p. 51, lot 19, or p. 70, lot 15.

Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam. Catalogue des Dessins Anciens formant la Collection de M.- Henri Duval de Liege […]. June 22-23, 1910, p. 6, lot 31.

Boon, K. G. De Verzameling van Bernard Houthakker (Amsterdam: Rijksprentenkabinet, 1964), p. 12, no. 8, fig. 17.

Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam. Catalogus van de Kunstveiling […]. November 17-18, 1975, p. 155, lot 110, ill.

Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam. Catalogus van de Kunstveiling […]. October 29, 1979, p. 7, lot 14, ill.

Schapelhouman, Marijn and Peter Schatborn. Tekeningen van oude meesters: De verzameling Jacobus A. Klaver (Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers, 1993), p. 158, no. 73, ill.

Sotheby's, Amsterdam. The Jacobus A. Klaver Collection of Dutch Old Master Drawings. May 10, 1994, p. 95, lot 70, ill.