Piek-van Ditmar collection
Scope and Contents
Small collection of drawings, mainly by Dutch artists. Apart from a series of twelve drawings illustrating the months of the year by Nicolaes Aartman, the collection contains works by Jacob Cats, Dirk Maas, Dirk Langendijk and Willem van Mieris.
- 17th-18th century
Conditions Governing Use
Regulations that apply during the use of these materials can be found on the website of Leiden University Library.
Biographical / Historical
Until his retirement in October 1940, Hendrik Piek (1879-1950) was a member of the supervisory board of the publishing house Nijgh & Van Ditmar. His wife Wilhelmina Hendrika van Ditmar (1881-1968), whom he had married in 1906, was a granddaughter of co-founder W.N.J. van Ditmar.
Language of Materials
Groep van vooral achttiende-eeuwse Nederlandse tekeningen, verzameld door H. Piek en door diens weduwe, W.H. Piek-van Ditmar, nagelaten aan de Nederlandse staat. De collectie werd vervolgens aan het Prentenkabinet overgedragen.
Group of drawings, mostly by Dutch artists of the eighteenth century, bequeathed to the Dutch State (and subsequently to the Leiden Print Room) by W.H. Piek-van Ditmar, widow of H. Piek, who had collected the drawings.
Leiden University Library, Special Collections
Other Finding Aids
The drawings can be found in the catalogue, using the callnumbers PK-1969-T-1 until PK-1969-T-21 or the word Piek as search item.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mrs. W.H. Piek-van Ditmar bequeathed the collection of drawings, assembled by her late husband H. Piek, to the Dutch State in 1968. The collection was stored at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD) in The Hague, with the assignment to distribute the drawings among Dutch museums. Twenty-one drawings came to Leiden, the others went to the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE). A few drawings had remained with the family and were auctioned at the Venduhuis der Notarissen in The Hague on 6-8 November 1968, together with the library.
No future additions are to be expected.
The material can be requested and consulted in the Special Collections Reading Room.
- Collection guide of the Piek-van Ditmar collection (17th-18th century)
- Collectie Piek-van Ditmar
- Jef Schaeps, 2012
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- Language of description note
- Beschrijving is in het Engels.
- 4 January 2013: latest update
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