Unknown Dutch master from the 17th century
Drawing with ink/Tekening met inkt: Ruins of Huis ter Kleef castle near Haarlem (Ruine van Huis ter Kleef nabij Haarlem).
€ 3.025,00 (€ 2.500,00 ex. btw)
Drawing on paper, in pen with brown ink, washed in grey with some highlights in white. Total: 270 x 404 mm. Pasted down on cardboard, an operation that is contributing to the spreading of foxing, especially on the top region. The drawing was probably divided into two pieces (from a notebook?) and recomposed by pasting it down on a wide cardboard. On the back another date was added in pen and brown ink “1885.” and might refer to the pasting down (the kind of cardboard would be consistent with that period). Other more recent numbers on the backing in pencil. Possibly, the drawing was pasted down due to a minor defect of the paper, located on the shirt of the sitting shepherd. The hole has been repaired from the backing and the lacuna was filled in with pencil. This area extends for less than 5 mm.