Hendrik Meyer (1744 - 1793)

Harvesters Resting Beneath a Tree in a Farmyard Sold

Pen and grey ink and grey wash, over an underdrawing in black chalk, with framing lines in black ink.
Signed and dated HK: Meyer. inv et fecit / 1783 on the verso.
232 x 292 mm. (9 1/8 x 11 1/2 in.)


Drawn with fine strokes of pen and grey ink, the present sheet is an example of the refined draughtsmanship for which Hendrik Meyer was known. Signed in full ('HK: Meyer. inv et fecit') on the verso and dated 1783, this delightful genre scene was almost certainly intended as a collector’s drawing; an independent, finished work of art.

The drawing once belonged to Jiles (known as Jelle) Boon (1916-2009), a passionate collector of Dutch paintings, drawings and prints, as well as 18th century glassware and silver, ceramics and antiques.

Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 12 November 1990, lot 201
Jiles Boon, Rhoon, nr. Rotterdam
Thence by descent until 2011.

Hendrik MEYER

Harvesters Resting Beneath a Tree in a Farmyard


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