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ID number:  BIRBI-37.8
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Doomer, Lambert (c. 1622/3-1700)
Title / Object name:  Rock Dwellings at Saumur on the Loire
Object type:  Drawing
Culture:  Dutch
Date made:  1646
Materials:  Pen with grey and brown washes
Measurements:  Sheet 228 x 365 mm; mount 631 x 519 mm
Provenance:  Collection of Jacob de Vos (1803-82), mark on reverse; sold Amsterdam, 22-24 May 1883 (lot 27); 1901 in possession of Messrs Van Gogh, art dealers, Amsterdam; sold to C. Hofstede de Groot, mark on reverse; de Groot sale Leipzig, 1931; Executors put in the hands of Boemer, Leipzig, 1931 (lot 77); A. W. M. Mensing, sale Amsterdam, April 1937 (lot 165); purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi, 1937, for £70

The inhabitants of a rock dwelling execute their daily tasks. This scene at Saumur is one of a number of drawings made in the Loire Valley by the artist en route for Holland from Nantes in 1646. Others are in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, and two private collections.

Most of Doomer’s 300 surviving drawings are topographical works such as this of the Netherlands, France and Germany.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed signed and dated (ink) on verso: 'Omtrent Sameurs aen de rivier de Loore/Doomer f. Ao 1646', and lower in a later hand 'Omtrent Saumeurs aen de Rivier d'Logne'.

Notes:  Exhibited: The Hague, teekeningen van Oude Hollandsche Meesters uit de Verzameling van Dr C. Hofstede de Groot, 1902 (16).

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Doomer, Lambert
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