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Roelant Savery (1576 - 1639)

Lot 95: Roelandt Savery (Courtrai 1576-1639 Utrecht)


December 5, 2006
London, United Kingdom

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A view of Prague with Saint Vitus' Cathedral and the Belvedere in the distance, lumberjacks on rafts on the River Moldau to the right
with inscription 'R.S.'
pen and brown ink, pen and brown ink framing lines, watermark crozier
8 3/8 x 13 7/8 in. (215 x 353 mm.)

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Roelandt Savery (Courtrai 1576-1639 Utrecht)


London, Royal Academy, Old Master Drawings, 1953, no. 264.
London, Royal Academy, Flemish Art, 1953, no. 550.
Ghent, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Roelandt Savery, 1954, no. 165.
London, Royal Academy, The Paul Oppé Collection, 1958, no. 404.
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Exhibition of Works from the Paul Oppé Collection, 1961, no. 137.


Pieter Bruegel d. Ä. als Zeichner, Herkunft und Nachfolge, exhib. cat., Berlin, Kupferstichkabinet, 1975, under no. 242.
J. Spicer Durham, The Drawings of Roelandt Savery, Ann Arbor, 1979, no. 91.


Dr. H. Wellesley.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, 13 May 1920, part of lot 11 (with 11 other drawings, to Meatyard).
Purchased from Meatyard (35s.).


Dr Joaneath Spicer dates this drawing to circa 1603-1604. A very similar view of Prague from a slightly different viewpoint and with the addition of brown wash is in Berlin (Berlin, 1975, op. cit., no. 242 verso).

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December 5, 2006, 12:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom