A Dilapidated Building at a Stone Quarry near Bentheim Sold
Black chalk and grey wash, with framing lines in brown ink and pencil. Inscribed (by the artist) Steengroeven te / Bentheim on the verso. Further inscribed Camberlyn 50 francs, in a modern hand, on the old backing sheet. 250 x 301 mm. (9 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.)ENQUIRE
The same ramshackle building, seen from a different viewpoint, appears in another drawing in the same technique by Brondgeest, today in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.A stylistically comparable drawing of a watermill by the artist, which is thought to depict a mill at Nordhorn, near Bentheim, was formerly in the collection of Hans van Leeuwen and was sold at auction in 1999 and 2014.
Iohan Quirijn van Regteren Altena, Amsterdam (his posthumous sale stamp [Lugt 4617] stamped on the verso)Thence by descent.