Barend Hendrik THIER (Lüdinghausen 1743 - Leiden 1811)
A Woman with a Lantern in a Barn
Pen and black and grey ink and grey wash, within a fictive drawn mount, with framing lines in black ink. Signed Thier in black ink at the lower right. Inscribed (in a modern hand) Barend Hendrick Thier 1751 1814 / Hollandais on the verso.131 x 151 mm. (5 1/8 x 6 in.) [image]176 x 201 mm. (6 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.) [sheet, including fictive mount]ENQUIRE
The present sheet may be compared with a number of figure studies of peasants and labourers, drawn by Barend Thier in pen and ink wash, in the so-called Atlas van Stolk sketchbook in the Teylers Museum in Haarlem.