Albertus BRONDGEEST (Amsterdam 1786 - Amsterdam 1849)
Studies of a Plow, Baskets and Agricultural Implements
Black chalk, brown ink and brown wash.
Numbered 55(?) at the upper left.
Further inscribed DB in red ink and numbered 45 in green ink on the verso.
303 x 455 mm. (11 7/8 x 17 3/4 in.)
The collector’s mark ‘D. P. Brondgeest’ that appears on the verso of the present sheet, together with the handwritten initials DBin red ink and what may be an inventory number 43, would suggest that the drawing was inherited by a descendant of the artist. Nothing further is known of D. P. Brondgeest, however. Other drawings with this stamp are in the Frits Lugt collection at the Fondation Custodia in Paris, as well as in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, MA.
By descent to D. P. Brondgeest (Lugt 4331), with his stamp in purple ink and associated numbering No43 in pencil on the verso
Iohan Quirijn van Regteren Altena, Amsterdam (his posthumous sale stamp [Lugt 4617] stamped on the verso)
Thence by descent until 2015
Van Regteren Altena sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 13 May 2015, lot 64.