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.)

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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.

Provenance:
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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