Some of the new acquisitions in the year 2005:

Christoph Wilhelm Eckersberg (Blåkborg 1783-1853 Copenhagen)
Sailing boat on see, 1830
Pen and black ink, brown and grey wash; framing lines in pen and black ink. – 363 × 278 mm
Lower right, monogrammed in graphite (?): E.
Acquired on 9 March 2005; inv. no. 2005-T.9
 
Exhibition: Paris (Maison du Danemark) Copenhagen (Statens Museum voor Kunst) & Amsterdam (Van Gogh Museum) 2007-2008, no.15
 
Bibliography: De Abilgaard à Hammershøi, 75 dessins danois de la Collection Frits Lugt, exh. cat. Paris (Maison du Danemark) Copenhagen (Statens Museum voor Kunst) & Amsterdam (Van Gogh Museum) 2007-2008, p. 22-23, no.15



Gesina ter Borch (Zwolle 1633-1690 Deventer)
Couple following a woman with a lamp
Black washing, white gouache, over a sketch in pen and brown ink (?); framing lines in pen and black ink. – 112 × 175 cm
Acquired on 5 April 2005; inv. no. 2005-T.11
 
Watermark: foolscap
 
Provenance: sale Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 10 June 1975, no. 57 (as Harmen ter Borch); acquired by George and Maida Abrams, Boston
 
Exhibition: London (British Museum), Paris (Institut Néerlandais) & Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fogg Art Museum) 2002-2003, no. 96
 
Bibliography: Alison McNeil Kettering, Catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish drawings in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, vol. v, Drawings from the Ter Borch studio estate, ii, The Hague 1988, no. 34, ill.; William Robinson, in Bruegel to Rembrandt. Dutch and Flemish drawings from the Maida and George Abrams collection, exh. cat. London (British Museum), Paris (Institut Néerlandais) & Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fogg Art Museum) 2002-2003, no. 96, ill.



Eugène Delacroix (Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798-1863 Paris)
Near Gibraltar, 1832
Pastel and black chalk – 158 × 215 mm (bottom and left edges irregular)
Bottom left, inscribed by the artist in graphite: 21 jv|Pres de Gibraltar
Acquired on 12 December 2005; inv. no. 2005-T.24
 
Provenance: Paul Meurice; Mme Meurice-Clémenceau; Private collection (by inheritance), Meudon
 
Exhibition: New York (Frick Collection) & Paris (Institut Néerlandais), 2009-2010, no. 44
 
Bibliography: Susan Galassy in Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, exh. cat. New York (Frick Collection) & Paris (Institut Néerlandais), 2009-2010, p. 137-138, 247-248 (no. 44)



Jan Six (Amsterdam 1618-1700 Amsterdam)
Medea. Treurspel, 2nd edition, Amsterdam, Jacob Lescailje, 1679
In-8º; 54 p. Contemporary vellum binding with gold imprint; gilt-edged. Book cover measures 245 x 185 mm; with Rembrandt’s print (Bartsch 112) for the frontispiece (see illustration)
Acquired on 16 December 2005; inv. no. 2005-ob.6
 
Provenance: Jan Six (presentation copy); Aubrey Penderel Janion (ex-libris on the first flyleaf); Maatschappij der Nederlandsche Letterkunde (Duplicates, 1841); Pierre Bérès, Paris (sale Paris, Pierre Bergé & Associés, 16 December 2005, no. 300)
 
Exhibition: Rembrandt et son entourage, Paris (Institut Néerlandais, Hôtel Turgot, without catalogue)
 
Selected bibliography: Bartsch 112; Hollstein 235; state V of V; E. Hinterding, Rembrandt Etchings from the Frits Lugt Collection, catalogue raisonné, 2 vol., vol. i, p. 238-240, no. 94a; vol. ii, p. 108 (ill.)

 
 
Pierre Paul Sevin (Tournon 1650 – 1710 Tournon)
Illustrated letter, no date
Acquired on 3 January 2005; inv. no. 2005-A.307


In this letter, the French painter Sevin describes an altar in marble conceived after contemporary Italian models. He says he could build such an altar for his (anonymous) correspondent with the piece of red and white marble from Tournus that the latter possesses.