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Het Molentje: 601

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Het Molentje


Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Draughtsman)


The inn 'Het Molentje' [The Little Mill] took its name from the Windmill next to it, on the right bank of the Amstel, beyond the Diemer Meer. The view is taken from near the manor house of Welna on the opposite bank of the river


History note: A.A. VanSittart (Lugt 2479 ter.)

Measurements and weight

Height: 83 mm
Width: 226 mm

Relative size of this object

22.6 m8.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur


Production date: circa AD/CE 1654

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( roughly textured, buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen, brown ink and brown wash, some white bodycolour in the windows, on roughly textured buff paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 601
Primary reference Number: 5023
Lugt: 2479
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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