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WICART, Nicolaas.
Attractive rural landscape, with the Dutch village Woudenberg in the background
[View of Woudenberg].[Netherlands, ca. 1780]. Drawing (24.5 x 36 cm) in black ink with grey watercolour washes on laid paper (37.5 x 49 cm), signed at the foot left: ''N. Wicart, ad vivum'', with on the back in a 19th-century hand: "'t dorp Woudenberg''. Attractive rural view in black ink with grey washes, showing a group of four people talking in front of a farm and a man walking on the road with a donkey, with the Dutch village Woudenberg in the background.The drawing is signed by Nicolaas Wicart (1748-1815), painter of landscapes and painter of porcelain. He was mainly active in the province of Utrecht and worked at the porcelain factory at Loosdrecht. Several museums have drawings by Wicart in their collections (Frans Hals Museum, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum etc.).With the green collector's stamp of Matthijs de Jongh (1899-1983), Gorinchem, on the back. A few negligible brown spots and the margins slightly frayed and the corners reïnforced, but the drawing itself in very good condition and with wide margins. For Wicart: Thieme & Becker XXXV, p. 506; Scheen II, p. 591; for De Jongh: Lugt, Les marques de collections de dessins & destampes L.3758 (online).
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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