Description & Technical information

Drawn in 1836, the present sheet may be compared with a watercolour by Ten Cate of A Sawmill on the Kattensloot in Amsterdam, signed and dated 1840, formerly in the Van Regteren Altena collection and sold at auction in London in 2014.

Medium: Pen and brown ink and watercolour, with partial framing lines in brown ink
Signature: Signed and dated H G ten Cate fec 1836 on the verso.
Further inscribed Gezicht bij Amsterdam on the verso.
Also numbered and inscribed W105, TE 19/9 and a.m. van den Broeck on the verso.

Dimensions: 13.7 x 13.9 cm (5³/₈ x 5¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: An unidentified (customs?) stamp on the verso
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby’s Mak van Waay, 16 November 1981, lot 291 (bt. van den Broek)
A. M. ‘Ton’ van den Broek, Haarlem (his collector’s mark, not in Lugt, stamped in black ink on the verso).