Artist Johan Barthold Jongkind, Dutch, 1819-1891
  • Boats on a River
Date 1885
Medium black chalk, watercolor, and gouache on discolored wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 4 3/4 × 7 1/4 inches (12.1 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Arthur Maxwell Parker
Accession Number 53.340
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in brush and blue ink, lower left: Jongkind 1885
Marks Label, on a former back board: from Collection Georges Petit
Inscriptions Inscribed, in black chalk, verso, left: Envoyer mercredi 21 Juillet 86 à M.D. Doart (?);
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, right: 26 x 32 | 5 x 50;
Inscribed, on former back board, in pencil: creme J. H. teinte Bistre clair 28-34
May 18-19, 1903, Alexandre Arsene,sale, no. 96 (Paris, France);
March 4 - 5, 1921, Georges Petit, sale, no. 22 (Paris, France);
Lendall Pitts;
Helen Pitts Parker (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA).
1953-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Checklist of Paintings Acquired before January 1967. Detroit, 1967, 2nd ed., p. 63.

Logan, A.M. Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors. New York, 1988, p. 91, no. 37 (ill.).