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View of Rotterdam

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A tile painting, composed of 33 Delftware tiles (including replacements) forming a view of port of Rotterdam. Set in 18th-century (?) mahogany frame, with gilded inscription on bottom border.

Signed

Signed with monogram in lower right corner: "C : BM"

Provenance

Henry Freudmann (b. 1886 - d. 1952) and Nora Freudmann (b. 1888 - d. 1948), Antwerp and New York [see note 1]; by descent from the Freudmanns to their daughter, Denise Joselson, Rye, NY; 2005, gift of Denise and Morton Joselson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006) NOTES: [1] Mrs. Joselson's parents, Henry and Nora Freudmann, acquired six pieces of Dutch Delftware (MFA accession nos. 2005.1057 - 2005.1060) in Belgium and the U.S.; some pieces may also have been inherited from Mrs. Freudmann's parents.

Credit Line

Gift of Denise and Morton Joselson

Dutch (Rotterdam), about 1700–30

Dimensions

Overall: 50.8 x 88.9 cm (20 x 35 in.) Framed: 71.4 x 94.8 x 3.2 cm (28 1/8 x 37 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1057

Medium or Technique

Tile; tin-glazed earthenware with underglaze blue decoration, wood frame

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery